Honda Civic Type R to produce at least 265 hp - report

 Honda Civic Type R to produce at least 265 hp - report
Honda Civic Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) 21.2.2012

Will undergoing testing at the Nurburgring later this year

Honda has announced plans to begin testing the 2015 Civic Type R on the Nürburgring later this year.

The company didn't have much to say about the model, but confirmed "development is progressing well." Honda also revealed the Civic Type R will use technologies adapted from the World Touring Car Championship Civic.

When asked about the model, Honda UK Managing Director Dave Hodgetts told Auto Express the car will have at least 265 bhp (198 kW) but engineers are targeting an output of 300 bhp (224 kW). It remains unclear if the car will be powered by a turbocharged 1.6- or 2.0-liter engine, but recent reports have indicated the latter displacement is more likely.

Regardless of final numbers, Honda wants the Civic Type R to claim the front-wheel drive Nürburgring lap record from the Renault Megane RS Trophy which clocked a time of 8 minutes and 7.97 seconds.

Source: Honda and Auto Express

Nurburgring testing for new Civic Type R
Last year, Honda confirmed the introduction of an all-new Civic Type R for Europe. With the application of technologies from Honda’s World Touring Car Championship Civic, development is progressing well and today, Honda announce that testing at the Nurburgring for the new model will begin in 2013.

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Comments (9)

 amhirst amhirst
Lose the torsion beam rear suspension,and I might be interested to hear. Otherwise, this Type-R too will end up playing second fiddle to the Golf GTI.
March 19, 2013 4:52 pm
 PaulMIG PaulMIG
Until they release it, there will be a much faster version of the Megane RS...
March 8, 2013 12:08 pm
I doubt I would be choosing the Civic over its competition. Any of the GTi, GTC, ST, RS would come first on the list.
March 8, 2013 12:14 am
 eddie eddie
Alright Honda!
March 7, 2013 10:42 pm
 Microice Microice
when was the last time Honda made a real performance car? S2000....?
March 7, 2013 5:51 pm
 Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
"Type-R" now is just a marketing crap... Real race breed Type-Rs ar dead
March 7, 2013 5:04 pm