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Honda's FWD 'Ring King, the new 2018 Civic Type R, has been detailed in a generous new image gallery, as it's getting ready to hit the assembly lines, in Swindon, UK, this summer.

From their manufacturing facility in Europe's largest right-hand drive market, the automaker will export it across the continent, and to other markets across the world, including Japan and, for the first time ever, North America.

At its heart, it carries a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 320PS (315hp) and 400Nm (295lb-ft) of torque, married exclusively to a six-speed stick shift . In this configuration, the 2018 Civic Type R needs 5.7 sec to go from rest to 100km/h (62mph), before topping out at 272km/h (169mph). Average fuel consumption is estimated at 7.7 l/100 km (31 US mpg / 37 UK mpg), and the hot hatch emits 176 g/km of CO2.

Larger than its predecessor, the brand's compact hot hatch features a sporty body kit that makes it instantly noticeable, compared to the regular Civics, and it also features an assortment of driver assistance systems such as blind spot monitoring, cross traffic monitor, and the brand's suite of active safety technologies.

In the United Kingdom, buyers will have to pay at least £30,995 ($43,878) for the most affordable Civic Type R, while on this side of the pond, the Civic Type R is expected to cost upwards of $33,900.

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