Honda Civic Type R is yet to get an official release date, but it seems that Honda is already testing a pre-production or a test version of the highly awaited car in Southern California.

That’s the claim put forward by a YouTuber who captured a short video of the Civic Type R being tested near Honda Corporate headquarters in Southern California. The YouTuber says that he/she tried the best to shoot a perfect video, but couldn’t and the output is rather jittery, blurry and short.

The video does manage to capture a few details including the exhausts, squared-off panels, wide arches, 20-inch alloy wheels. The alleged 2017 Honda Civic Type R is yet to see a production version announced and that being the case chances are that if the car being tested is actually a Type R the final version might not look like what we see on the roads at the moment.

The car does resemble almost entirely with the concept version of the Civic Type R and if that’s the case then this could very well be the pre-production and the final version of the 2017 Honda Civic Type R.

Honda has said that it will be releasing the Civic Type R in 2017 with a 2-liter turbo engine powering the car with output much more than the current version of the car.

While Honda has been a bit slow with replacement of the Civic Type R previously, the 2017 arrival of the Civic Type R indicates a quicker than usual replacement and chances are that the company is taking this step to meet with the demand and to provide for a longer sales window than what was available for previous versions.

The video does raise a few brows, but there are comments that show that viewers are not entirely convinced with many even claiming that it is the Honda Civic Hatchback with a Type R kit. Check out the video below and let us know what do you think?

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Lawrence John is a senior editor at TopExaminer. He has worked in the retail industry for more than 8 years. He loves to write detailed product reviews.

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