Remember when you couldn't buy a Honda Civic Type R in the U.S.? It wasn't that long ago, but those days are finally over, because Honda is bringing us the hot hatch we need, and there's already one on U.S. roads.
Officially, Honda has only shown the next Civic Type R in prototype form, but this white one looks production ready. It's reportedly a pre-production model, and it says it was driving around in Southern California, near Honda's U.S. headquarters.
Honda has been mum on specs for the Civic Type R, but we've heard that it will produce 340 horsepower, and will send all that power to the front wheels via a six-speed manual. Like the upcoming Civic Si, the Type R should make its debut sometime next year.
Given our recent drive of the base Civic Hatchback, we have high hopes for the Type R, but honestly, we're just happy it's coming to the U.S.