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Old 09-29-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
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Honda has revealed more details on its upcoming Civic Type R; the "most extreme and high performing Type R in the 22 year history of the red ‘H' badge". It's so extreme and high performing, it's gone blue with rage.

Ahead of this week's Paris Motor Show then - and a wider UK launch sometime next year - Honda has again confirmed that the new Civic Type R will feature a 2.0-litre petrol engine producing more than 276bhp.

This, says Honda, makes the new Civic hot hatch more powerful than any previous Civic, Integra, Accord and even the NSX. Fast, then.

It'll be a Euro 6 compliant engine, which you don't really care about. But it will get a turbocharged engine for the first time, delivering low-down power, which you do really care about.

Don't worry though, Honda is still promising the high-end fireworks "much loved by fanatical Type R owners". You know who you are.

This will also be the first Type R in history to feature a ‘+R' button, too, located next to the steering wheel. Press it, and you loosen yet more of the Civic's straitjacket. The engine's responsiveness is "heightened", torque-mapping becomes more aggressive and the steering becomes more responsive. A fine fight on your hands, then.

Though Honda assures us that the Achilles heel of any powerful front-driver - torque steer - will be minimised thanks to the Civic's ‘steer axis'. A new mechanical system including two supporting ‘kingpins' has been fitted to the front suspension to make sure the Type R goes where you point it, rather than towards the nearest window for a little smooch.

There's active damping too, with four-stages, and of course, the obligatory six-speed manual gearbox. Helpfully, Honda has confirmed that this device "allows the driver to select their chosen gear". Um, thanks for the advice.

"The all-new Civic Type R has been developed and engineered for European drivers," says Honda. "The concept of the Type R is to be the complete driver's car."

It'll get a proper unveil later this week in Paris, with prices announced closer to its on sale date in 2015

I've always loved the hot hatches

this one reminds me of the Citreon DS3 Racing
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:14 PM   #2
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Looks nice but I still wouldn't trade my brz for one. It be nice to get that wing with a brake light made for the twins though. Kinda funky.

Good read, thanks for posting.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:16 PM   #3
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Too bad we won't get it over here most likely. I'd actually consider buying one if we did.
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It would be nice if it actually came out looking like that. I'll be interested to see how well their proprietary front magical buzzwords actually correct torque steer.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:22 PM   #5
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Too little to late Honda...
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Another one we will never see in Canada.
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Another one we will never see in Canada.
That's because it isn't rated for a snowplow attachment.
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It's just my opinion but Hondas just keep getting uglier. It's been all downhill after the RSX-S and the S2000.
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Understeer much?
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Which acura is it that has the mustache that's worse than the brz? I can't stand the design of that thing. The older gen s2000 RSX and tl looked better
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Which acura is it that has the mustache that's worse than the brz? I can't stand the design of that thing. The older gen s2000 RSX and tl looked better
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Not atrocious but I prefer the '08 and prior.
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270hp in a fwd car lol no thanks.
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Understeer much?
"You'll never get anywhere, because you'd have torque steered into a tree on the way."

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well at least it guarantees to be exciting.
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Honda will stand by front wheel drive unless you splurge for the NSX. Good thing there are other options in the market.
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