The road that has finally brought the Honda Civic Type R to America has been a long one, laden with enthusiast petitions and appeals. Two years ago, we learned that it would finally be arriving as the last model of the tenth generation to be unveiled. This past week, we finally got our first look at the production model at the Geneva Motor Show.

While the production model unveiled in Geneva is the first time we’ve seen the car in its finished form, it might look familiar to those who saw the prototype last year. That’s because Honda regularly aligns its concepts closely with the final designs, and that makes us quite happy. The design is aggressive and handsome, just what we’d hope for.

Yet it’s the equipment that sets it apart from the rest of the Civic lineup that has us extra stoked. Under the hood, an engine with a mouthful of a name holds court—a 2.0-liter DOHC direct-injection turbocharged i-VTEC inline-four with 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of twist. To help the car slow, Brembo brake rotors and cross-drilled rotors keep things easy in both the front and back.

Want more information about the latest Civic to arrive in showrooms? We’d be more than happy to tell you about it. Contact our Honda dealership in Oxnard, CA at your convenience, and we’ll happily sign you up to test drive it when it arrives.

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