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Honda's Civic Si Prototype injects some sport into the Civic lineup

What was once a great car had fallen by the wayside. The Si Prototype looks to make up for its past transgressions.

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This isn't the production version of the Civic Si, but it's pretty darn close.

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This is Honda's all new Civic Si, hopefully meant to do battle with the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

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I say hopefully because Honda didn't release any numbers.

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We know it's packing a higher-horsepower 1.5-liter turbo I4, but exact output figures don't exist yet.

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It will be available in both coupe and sedan variants, just like the last Civic Si.

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This prototype is kitted out with Honda's aftermarket wing, splitters and wheels.

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Hopefully that sweet center exhaust pipe will stick around for even the unmodified Si.

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The new Si promises a whole bunch of tech never before seen on this trim level.

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Available equipment reportedly includes adaptive dampers, a limited-slip differential, summer tires and active steering.

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The Civic Si will go on sale in 2017, likely as a 2018 model.

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I imagine it will hit dealers ahead of the Civic Type-R, but given the staggered debuts, it's anybody's guess, really.

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One thing's for certain -- it looks good in red.

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It looks real good in red.

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Inside, there's even more red!

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The Civic Si will pack sport seats with embroidered Si logos and red stitching.

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That stitching continues down to the shift boot.

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Like other Si models, don't count on an automatic transmission showing up.

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With this much red, how will the Type-R set itself apart?

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We'll find out soon enough!

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