Honda Civic Type R Concept shown at Geneva Show
62Honda has been showing its Civic Type R Concept model at the Geneva Motor Show and it’s a racy looking hatch, indeed.
This, of course, might not be the final look of the car set to launch in Europe in 2015 but it should be a good pointer.
Described by the design team as a 'racing car for the road' rather than a high performance version of a road car, the new Type R has a sleek and aerodynamic profile, reflecting its high-performance intents.
Honda says that many of the styling features offer real performance benefits, in addition to aesthetics, as confirmed by feedback from prototype testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.
The shape and angle of the stand-out rear spoiler, for example, has been designed to provide additional downforce, as a direct response to information gained through track testing. Additionally, the upper and lower front grilles have been enlarged and air outlets on the bonnet provide cooling for the high-output engine. The front and rear fenders have been widened to accommodate 20-inch tyres and air outlets are integrated to optimise airflow.
While further detail on performance is yet to be announced, Honda has confirmed that the forthcoming new Type R will be the first model in Europe to feature one of its brand new VTEC TURBO engines from the Earth Dreams Technology range. The two-litre, direct injection, four-cylinder turbo is expected to deliver ‘class-leading’ output of at least 280PS and will be EURO 6 compliant.
It’s been some while since Honda released a turbo engine model to Europe so we’re sure this will generate some interest. Anyone here likes the look of this one?
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