On November 15, American Honda unveiled the new Civic Si prototype at a 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show preview event.
The Civic Si is the traditional high-performance grade of the Civic for the US and Honda has built one for the 2017 model, which is the Civic’s 10th generation model. It was developed with the aim of creating the fastest and most powerful Civic Si yet.
The power train is a tuned version of the 1.5L direct-injection in-line 4-cylinder gasoline turbo engine that the new Civic has. It’s a prototype so the specs haven’t been released yet, but the base engine puts out 174hp with a maximum torque of 22.4kgm.
The previous Civic Si had a naturally aspirated 2.4L in-line 4-cylinder gasoline iVTEC engine. In line with its plan to make the engine the most powerful in Civic Si history, it’s likely that it will give it more than 201hp.
The transmission is short stroke 6-speed MT. It has specialty aero parts, an active damper system, LSD, 235/35R19 high-performance tires and central exhaust.
(Translated by Greg Scott)