Image Honda civic Type R leaked onto the Internet ahead of the hot hatch show next week at the Geneva motor show.
Made at Honda plant Swindon, these images show that the serial model is almost identical to the type R concept shown at the Paris motor show in September last year.
Type R is expected to get more power than the current 306 HP 2.0-liter turbocharged Gasoline and keep your front-wheel drive configuration, despite many rivals are opting for all-wheel drive.
Honda always went to the Nurburgring lap record with the type R, so attempting it is also expected that with this upcomiong model. It will be faster than the current fastest front-drive car, the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport, which took the name from a Type R last year.
The new type R was designed from the beginning of a new civil program, compared to the previous model, which needs to be seriously reworked. As a result, he can use the new Civil multi-link rear axle. The previous model was converted from a standard twist-beam in the new civic’s multi-link, eats and technical resources and time.
Tell the car about the concept the type R at the Paris motor show, chief car designer Daisuke Tsutamori said, “we Have a lot more downforce from the design and the Aero package.”
Honda also confirmed at the time that the new type R will have a slight increase in the price of existing model, which starts from £30,000.
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