CivicX with official confirmation from Road & Track has revealed that the 2017 Honda Civic Si will have 192 Lb-Ft of Torque.
If you’ve ever owned a Honda Civic Si (or any Honda for that matter) the running joke used to be that “my lug-nuts have more torque than my engine” Sure the B16A2 found in the 6th gen Civic Si made 111 lb-ft to the crank, but to the wheels the torque rating might’ve actually been less than the torque spec on the lugs (not really though..but close.) According to our good friends over at CivicX.com earlier yesterday ( Mar. 24,2017) it looks a couple of the members signed up for updates for the new Honda Civic Si and one excited Honda rep decided to include the fact that the new Honda Civic Si will make 192 lb-ft of torque in it’s latest email blast. Road and Track picked up the story and reached out to Honda for official word. Honda fessed up to the mistake and confirmed the validity of the spec. So there you have it folks, for once Si owners can still make that same joke but now point out that the joke is now null in void.
All this news comes hot off the heels of Honda revealing the production ready version of their Civic Type R in Geneva. We already know that that particular 2.0 L turbocharged engine will share the same specs as the FK2 Type R in Europe with a 306 HP and 295 lb-ft power rating. The Civic Hatchback sport with Honda’s 1.5T tuned for premium fuel and a free-flowing exhaust makes a respectable 180 HP and 177 lb-ft. Since horsepower is a function of torque we can safely extrapolate the HP figures of the 2017 Honda Civic Si to land somewhere between 195-210 HP. Honda will most likely “leak” those figures sooner rather than later.
It’s notable that the previous 9th gen Honda Civic Si made 201 HP from its N/A power-plant so it would be slightly perplexing if Honda decided that their new Si made a tick under that figure when it came to HP. Then again this is the first time Honda has stepped into the realm of forced induction.
We do know for a fact that Honda does underrate its engine’s power figures at the wheels, oftentimes a tick more than what they say their engines make at the crank. Fans of Honda will definitely be pleased with the upcoming Si and competitors will be clamoring to get their hands on one to benchmark their offerings.