Honda Civic Type R Spied Testing on Nurburgring

Honda Civic Type R Spied Testing on Nurburgring

Aiming for a front-wheel drive record lap around the Nurburgring, Honda is developing a new Civic Type R, and AutoGuide’s spy photographers snapped some shots of the car testing.

Power plants for the car remain a mystery, though Honda has dropped some sizable hints. First, the brand said that the future Civic Type R would use “technologies developed through Honda’s participation in the World Touring Car Championships (WTCC).” That points towards a 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected engine, which the brand designed specifically for its WTCC cars.

From the photos, a huge spoiler and body kit are both obvious, along with red brake calipers and new wheels.

SEE ALSO: Honda’s New Type R Could Come to the US Turbocharged

Honda has already said that the Type R will be a Europe-only car, but there may be hope in sight for North Americans. Rumor has it that Honda has been looking into bringing the Civic hatchback to our shores to better compete with Hyundai Elantra GT, though this move isn’t expected to happen for a few more years, and it does not guarantee that the Type R will come too.

GALLERY: Honda Civic Type R

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  • smartacus

    did yu say…red…brake calipers? {spank{spank{spank


    My 2002 Acura RSX Type-S needs a new brother…

  • Thaat Guy

    ugly car..

  • Nick

    A 1.6 wont bring them any FWD records 😛

  • PMental

    Why not? They wouldn’t have any problems bringing it close to 300bhp and the current record holder had 265bhp.

  • PainIs4ThaWeak

    Yet again, AG coming up short in the details department. A little less rumor, a little more news.

  • Alfie

    This car is going to kick so much ass! Bring back the Honda we love!

  • w1lliamturner

    Why do they insist on keeping the Type R Europe-only? Man that is annoying >.>

  • Coupe

    Agree! Over here we only have the EXR, 2.0 SOHC i-VTEC, ~150BHP, :/ And it costs R$80.000, US$34.314!!!