Civic Type-R Concept Looks Nurburgring Record Ready

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Civic Type-R Concept Looks Nurburgring Record Ready

Honda has released a sketch of its next-generation Civic Type-R, which will make its official debut as a concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.

Described by the Japanese automaker as a “racing car for the road,” the new Civic Type-R will launch early next year and will feature aggressive styling to go along with its newly-developed turbocharged powerplant. In early development stages, the Civic Type-R features a 2.0-liter engine under the hood that is pushing at least 280 hp.

SEE ALSO: 2015 Honda Civic Type-R Revealed During Latest Shakedown Tests

Coming standard on the Civic Type-R will be a six-speed manual transmission, and rumor has it that Honda will want to push close to 300 hp if not more for the model. Expect the chassis to be significantly widened compared to the standard Civic while sporting adaptive rear dampers, which is available as an option on the new Civic Tourer.

Honda has already said it expects the Civic Type R to be the fastest front-drive car around the Nurburgring and this package appears to deliver the styling to match.

GALLERY: Honda Civic Type-R

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  • Shiratori1

    1. Offer an automatic option.
    2. BRING IT HERE (or at least drop the powertrain into the next CR-Z or CIvic Si)

  • Explicit_Cris

    Automatic? You must not have fun driving.

  • Shiratori1

    OR…….., I don’t need to assert my manhood, am not a manual transmission elitist, and don’t care for rolling issues on steep hills or in stop and go traffic.

    Seriously, go grow up and stop acting like your boy racer opinions and tastes are law.

    P.S.: and go DIAF as well.

  • ed

    Automatic dude seriously. If it were a 60 k sports car that would be cool

  • Shiratori1

    Excuse me for not being a manual transmission elitist………

  • oknahs

    My wifes Kia Optma SX Turbo has 269 ft lbs torque and 274 hp with a 18 psi boost hitting those numbers at a mere 1750 rpms thru 4500 rpms. The auto paddle shifters revs to the red line and for a sedan its a bear hitting 0-60 in 6.1. Put some sticky tires, lower the pressureto 10 psi, take out the spare put in two gallons a gas to lighten the load and push boost to 22 psi and bang a mid 5 second car. Kia needa to get this serious 2 liter engine in the new stinger gt concept or in the Hyundai Veloster. Hitting 300 hp would be a no brainer and I would definitely buy the car up to $35k fully optioned. Can you imagine a sub 3000 lb vehicle having this powerplant? This two liter engine was engine of the year in 2011 with hp and torque numbers and EPA return of 34 mpg.

  • Kinetis

    I will assume you have posted a reply for this article and not for a Stinger GT article since I see no relevance other than the HP number to this article. With that assumption, I will respond with this:
    Sure, Your wife’s Optima will keep up for the first straightaway and maybe even the first few corners. but if you’ve lowered the tire pressure to 10psi (btw, I hope u don’t do this on ur current cars), the handling will be horrible. On top that, the current suspension setup is already bad enough for taking corners. Brake fade will probably set in after the first few mintues and then you’ll have to cruise your way around the rest of the lap and cruising won’t come close to the faster FWD lap time.

  • oknahs

    0-60 times and at the drag strip. How stupid are you thinking lowering tire pressure racing on a track.

  • Bob

    Yeah, silly Kinetis. You were thinking about fully functional racing. Oknahs is a fan of that redneck ‘Merikun straight line stuff. Sheesh.

  • Kinetis

    Yea, silly me for assuming a response to a nurburgring article would imply racing around the nurburgring and not drag racing.

  • Dali Lama

    My wife’s car is a kiahyundai lol you lost everyone after the kia part came out. Okinuts… Nice specs but anyone in the 5 percent can make a car Co and throw together a low budget mid performance machine, anyone! . But seeing that Kiahyundai has proven nothing on any major circuit with its bogus racing brand is proof of this.
    Why don’t you and your wife go to a Porche dealership or Honda and ask about the history of Porsche, HPD, Amls, 24,lemans,F1,Senna,..and then where Kia’s hi specs engineering sits in this? Lmao. Pathetic consumer your as high specs as the piece of Korean crap that saturated your wife brain and you into thinking an affordable Korean car was something special to brag about.. Next time tell us about her new Miata maybe then we will be impressed!

  • Danny

    At least it’s not a 4-door. Never understood how 2 extra doors could help the performance of a vehicle.

    And let’s do this, before the excitable poster comes along to get involved with what he feels is the first time the Interwebz has ever seen this debate: Yes, extra doors are nice for those of us with kids, ect, *however* (and again) when on a PERFORMANCE car, or sportbox, or hot hatch, etc there is no point. They only add weight and decrease firmness. As said before: they serve no purpose on a sport-oriented car.

  • Shiratori1

    How dumb can one person be? This DOES have 4 doors (the handle is at the right-hand edge of the glass and the edge of door is clearly visible).

  • LOL

    At least it’s not a 4-door. Never understood how 2 extra doors could help the performance of a vehicle.

    And let’s do this, before the excitable poster comes along to get involved with what he feels is the first time the Interwebz has ever seen this debate: Yes, extra doors are nice for those of us with kids, ect, *however* (and again) when on a PERFORMANCE car, or sportbox, or hot hatch, etc there is no point. They only add weight and decrease firmness. As said before: they serve no purpose on a sport-oriented car..

  • Bob Fishell

    Question #1 – any U.S. availability?
    Question #2 – What’s the price tag?

  • Chris

    Why is it that the actual vehicle doesn’t look anywhere near as aggressive as the drawing…is it me ???
    And what happened to the cool lookin modern taillights in the drawing…and the f & r ducts on the sides look way better in the drawing…the photos of the rear are to dark to see if the rear diffusers are there, so I can’t comment on that…
    But the actual vehicle still looks too tall and narrow for me, I’d like to see it a little bit shorter in height with a little bit more width, overall length, especially the front, I’m over that short steep slope of the front…also axe the rear doors, if anything give it a smaller third door on one side with the handle inside, and integrate the front door handles into the window frame like the rear ones are, to give it a little sleeker look…
    I mean the drawing looks like a more modern, sleeker evolution of the current models, while the test vehicle looks more like a Toyota Matrix than the sporty evolution of the drawing…
    But hey, that’s just my opinion…and most of the reason I haven’t bought any of the last few designs, they’ve just been a little bit off, just not quite there, so close to lookin & bein really good but have just missed a few things to make it a really attractive, cool & fun car (the Type-R/Type-S)…
    That’s why I dished out a little more money and bought the RSX Type-S a year or so after it came out, cuz in my opinion it looked sportier than the Civic…but since the RSX has gone away also, I have been hoping that the new Civic designs would be sportier than what I’ve seen, but they haven’t…
    So I’ve been tryin to decide what to buy ever since my RSX hit the 10 year mark and still haven’t seen a vehicle in the class that has really knocked my socks off, there are a few that I like, but they don’t have that “Wow” factor, per se…and I really don’t wanna settle for something, since I can’t afford to go to a higher class/price range…
    Oh well, the wait/search continues…

  • really?

    the pictures are of the current euro type-r chassis that is being used to test the new engine…

  • The Terminator

    This concept car by Honda would be a great alternative to the Fiesta ST / Focus ST / VW GTI hot hatches that just don’t come with the quality / reliability of Honda designs. Ever since the S2000 was cut this company has concentrated on one thing … Selling Cars to the masses ! Honda needs to put front running technology in their designs & coming back to Formula One is probably the best test for doing that. The late 80s to early 90s was the reign of VTECH engines, Honda dominated with affordable / reliable / great handling cars that also were efficient but had the BIG fun to drive factor needle pegged. Its been 20 years & while the Accord Coupe V6 / Civic Si are good cars the sports car class is not where you will find these cars. Its Time Honda ! Give us the turbo charged 4 cylinder engines making massive amounts of HP ! Give us an AWD WRX beater & all is forgiven !

  • Mo

    Still no projector headlights? Corolla already has led.

  • Aaron

    I agree, but The retrofit source dot com is always there to save you from that. That’s how I got around halogen problems. Halogen headlights should be outlawed, that way these idiots will stop putting HID bulbs in halogen housings!!!!

  • Medic72

    Screw Honda! Still no Type R here in the states! I’m selling my 2011 Si and buying the 2015 WRX. Been a Honda guy for years; but no love from the land of the rising Sun.

  • John

    A type R should be coupe and not f****ck four door and as i see this civic is the uk version and not japanese. I like very much the EP3 R although its made and probably designed in england but its a worthy type r. I was really disappointed with the japanese FD2 type r only because its frigging four door, now i don’t get that why they make them four door??? i mean if we want a fast sports car we’ll probably gonna buy an evo or an sti.

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