New 2015 Honda Civic Type R comes with big changes. New 2015 Honda Civic Type R comes with a small design changes. The new generation Honda Civic European version of the presentation made last year's Frankfurt Motor Show. The next car is a mule spied at the Nürburgring is located close to the Honda Technical: And today, just a few months later, the new Honda Civic Type-R version of spy photographers is preparing to have the first evidence. "We have recently spent a week at the Nurburgring carrying out extensive testing and we are on target, and have already set a time approaching the lap record," said Manabu Nishimae, the president of Honda Motor Europe. The spy images reveal a series of changes for the Civic Type R over the humble five-door Civic hatchback on which it’s based. These include a lowered chassis, larger alloys with low-profile tyres, beefed-up brakes, quad exhausts, a bodykit, and a large fixed rear wing.
Honda has confirmed the Civic Type R will be powered by a 2.0-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine with at least 280 HP. Honda has confirmed ambitions of the Civic Type R becoming the fastest front wheel drive car around the infamous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The powertrain, naturally, will make it or break it. Under the Type R's hood is a turbocharged direct injection 2.0-liter I4, which is probably the biggest news here for Honda fanatics. This represents a departure from the previous generation, which drew its power from high revs rather than forced induction. The new Type R will need all the power it can muster, however, as Honda aims to make it the fastest front-wheel-drive machine ever to tackle the Nürburgring. Garbriele Tarquini, the famed WTCC driver, has been putting the compact crusher through its paces, and Honda has prepped a teasing video highlighting just what it plans to do with the Type R once it's ready.
2015 Honda Civic Type R
Competition: Ford Focus RS, Renault Megane RS and Volkswagen Golf R.
2015 Honda Civic Type R Release Date
The new 2015 Honda Civic will start production in 2015.