WITH the automotive world having decamped this week to the Paris Motor Show 2014, Honda has released further details of the eagerly anticipated new Civic Type R.
The all-new hot hatch — due in UK showrooms next year — will be the most extreme and high-performing Type R in the 22-year history of the red ‘H’ badge, signalling the start of a new performance era for the brand.
Power will come from a 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine from Honda’s next-generation Earth Dreams Technology series. Producing more than 280 PS, it will deliver unmatched performance against any previous Type R, including all generations of the Civic, the iconic performance-oriented versions of the Integra, Accord and even the NSX. While complying with strict Euro 6 emissions regulations, this is a Honda Type R powerplant like no other.
With its predecessors naturally aspirated, the new unit benefits from a turbocharger, boosting low-end power delivery. Combined with the high-end performance synonymous with Honda’s VTEC technology — and much-loved by fanatical Type R owners — the new model promises to deliver a sensational driving experience.