Honda Civic Type R Concept debuts in Geneva, production model to follow in 2015

Honda has unveiled the sporty Civic Type R Concept at the Geneva Motor Show, previewing the styling direction for the exterior design of the production version that debuts in 2015.

Honda says its “bold and aggressive styling reflects the strong performance credentials for which Type R is renowned”.

The new Civic Type R will be offered exclusively as a five-door hatch and the concept looks very promising, so we can only hope that Honda does not tone it down too much, when they launch the production model next year.

The concept’s bold and aggressive body kit, features new bumpers, a front splitter, aerodynamic side skirts, extended fenders, a rear diffuser, ventilated bonnet, rear spoiler featuring LED tail lights and a big double rear wing.

There are also LED-infused headlights, a four-tailpipe exhaust system and 20-inch alloy wheels.

One of Honda’s development goals has been to set a new Nürburgring lap record for front wheel-drive cars, which currently belongs to the SEAT Leon Cupra 280 with a time of 7:58.4.

New Civic Type R will use a brand new VTEC TURBO engine from the Earth Dreams Technology range. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo is expected to deliver at least 280bhp.


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