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

Honda Civic Next Generation Touring Car (NGTC) 21.2.2012
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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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.
Mar 19th, 2013 11:52pm
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Until they release it, there will be a much faster version of the Megane RS...
Mar 8th, 2013 7:08pm
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I doubt I would be choosing the Civic over its competition. Any of the GTi, GTC, ST, RS would come first on the list.
Mar 8th, 2013 7:14am
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eddie eddie
Alright Honda!
Mar 8th, 2013 5:42am
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Microice Microice
when was the last time Honda made a real performance car? S2000....?
Mar 8th, 2013 12:51am
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DBaskov DBaskov
that and NSX; and I'm talking about the original NSX not this hybrid flashy upmarket bs poser that's supposed to take it's place.
Mar 8th, 2013 12:54am
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salik990 salik990
FD2 type R was the real performance civic....check on youtube how they beated S2000 at the circuit n tracks
Mar 8th, 2013 12:50pm
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
"Type-R" now is just a marketing crap... Real race breed Type-Rs ar dead
Mar 8th, 2013 12:04am
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Mikeado Mikeado
Erm, it is a race-bred Type-R. "the Civic Type-R will use technologies adapted from the World Touring Car Championship Civic."
Mar 8th, 2013 1:18pm
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