Honda are counting down the days until the launch of their new Honda Civic Type-R, and to be honest so are we! This latest hot-hatch intends to reignite a more energetic side of Honda that thrives on its part in motorsport. As more development is done on the 2015 model, we have been given further details on what is set to be an impressive piece of kit.
Engineers appear obsessed with cracking a lap time of under 8 minutes at the Nürburgring. Powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine, this Civic Type-R will produce “over 300BHP,” a final configuration for the car has yet to be set, but that figure by the time it hits production will likely be closer to 350BHP. The chassis is lower, stiffer and wider than the standard Civic and is to share technologies developed for Honda’s BTCC winning entry. Its touring car inspired aerodynamic package is not only aggressive, but also highly functional as it produces usable downforce and reduces weight due to its aluminium construction. The car pictured is a test mule and still wears a disguise, that said, it does give us a pretty good idea of how the new Type-R will look.
We are pretty damn excited for the launch of this car, it certainly has a lot of the right ingredients to be as big of a successes as the original.