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2013 Honda Civic Type-R comes into focus - rumors

 2013 Honda Civic Type-R comes into focus - rumors
2012 Honda Civic (Euro-spec) - 31.10.2011

Will focus on handling over performance

New details are starting to emerge about the 2013 Honda Civic Type-R.

Speaking with AutoCar, Honda's general manager of research and design said the model will have "special bumpers, wheels, spoilers and seats." The car will also feature a retuned suspension for improved handling.

As we have previously reported, the Civic Type-R is expected to use a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with approximately 210 hp (157 kW / 213 PS). It could enable the hatchback to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 150 mph (241 km/h).

Source: AutoCar

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Comments (11)

 Tempelona Tempelona
OMG! Look at that hideous rear! Last model was better looking definitely, but I didn't like that too much either, it was a bit too rounded from the back.
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December 5, 2011 12:28 pm
 kayutr90 kayutr90
need to redesign
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December 4, 2011 7:58 am
 SnakesInMyPants SnakesInMyPants
honda f1 engine swap = success
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December 3, 2011 10:23 pm
 progressive progressive
I am rally really trying to like this car, but it's sooo ugly.
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December 3, 2011 4:24 pm
 slim slim
So let me get this straight, the last Si which was normally aspirated produced 200hp. Now with new technology, a new body, a new engine with a turbo and now the Civic comes in at a whopping 210hp (couldnt they just stuff the Acura RDX turbo engine in it with 240hp?) What a fail from Honda unless it returns 35mpg city and 45 mpg hwy. Then you factor in the Nicki Minaj ass on that car and you really have to ask WTF was Honda thinking? The overall design is okay, but not what I expect for a Type R. Its almost as if Honda used the Kia Forte as the styling benchmark and took the rear styling from the Pontiac Aztek. How sad is that. I really wish this was only the rendering. Too bad Honda is hellbent on this body style. Its okay in the side profile but that ugly rear end needs to go with that fake CRX glass looking black panel under the center brake light. What an ugly ass, sorry.
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December 3, 2011 2:05 pm
 yiotis82 yiotis82
So it's + 10 Hp with turbo compared with previous Type-R and - 30Hp than S2000 than doesn't used turbo and also the Type RR 2.0
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December 2, 2011 4:44 pm
 AlikMalix AlikMalix
I dislike Asian cars, mostly because they are plain or copy of something Euro. But my props go to these little Honda's, they are original. I even like the rear light design.
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December 2, 2011 4:11 pm
 N20_Purge N20_Purge
210hp? They've got to find a way of making the car alot lighter otherwise the new Type R will be lagging way behind its 250hp+ competitors.
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December 2, 2011 11:34 am