Civic Type-R Concept set for Worldwide Debut

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    Honda Civic Type-R previewed ahead of Geneva motor show

    Type R Concept sketch RQ FINAL L. Hot new Civic gets an extreme look and 300bhp ready for its launch in early 2015Honda has previewed the Civic Type-R with an official sketch ahead of the car's global debut in concept form at the Geneva motor show next month.
    The new Type-R will launch early next year, and is described by its design team as a "racing car for the road".
    The drawing makes it clear that the Type-R engineering prototype that Autocar drove last November at Honda’s Tochigi test track in Japan was a basic mock-up. The outlandish rear wing has been incorporated into the Civic’s prominent tail-light clusters and the much wider tracks have been accommodated by smoothly integrated vented wheel arch extensions.
    At the back, the car gets a large diffuser-style insert in the rear bumper, housing twin dual exhausts, while a matt black section of rear bumper runs down the sides of the car and into the sill extensions. The final bodywork is expected to be made mostly of pressed aluminium panels.
    The Civic Type-R is powered by a newly developed turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine. Officially, in early development it was good for “over 277bhp”, but unofficially it is understood that the Tochigi engineering mule had around 300bhp. It seems likely that Honda’s engineers will start further testing in the spring with more than 300bhp.
    What is fixed is the fact that the Type-R will get a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, despite the recent performance car shift to dual-clutch automatic gearboxes.
    The Type-R’s chassis has been stiffened and markedly widened, but it retains the relatively simple torsion beam rear suspension of the production models. However, adaptive rear dampers – also an option on the Civic Tourer – ?will be standard on the Type-R? and are said to make a big difference to the performance of the rear suspension.
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    Honda Civic Type-R (2014) concept sketch and prototype drive

    Honda will blitz the 2014 Geneva motor show with this insane-looking hot hatch concept, which previews the styling of the new Civic Type-R. Honda’s design team are talking bullishly about this bewinged, wide-track monster, wheeling out the old ‘a...

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    Now that will blow the competition away!
     
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    It will smoke the GTI easily..in my opinion. I would like see what type LSD the new Civic Type-R uses.?
     
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    The Honda type! :OTT:
     
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    yeah man :WooYeah:
     
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  7. Pottermus Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    If the new CTR looks anything like that when it's launched I promise I'll eat my own hair.
     
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    Agree with Gaz and if you are by some miracle right I will buy you as many beers as you can drink.
    it really is stunning car and hopefully you are right.
     
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  9. candobill Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

    I was working on an alfa romeo sv 2.4 today, if you lokk at it from certain angle its a ringer for this new concept Type-R :Search:
     
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