Published on July 30th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Civic Type-R Confirmed by Takanobu Ito in 2014
Honda CEO, Takanobu Ito, has confirmed to the European press that the next generation of the Civic Type-R will debut in 2015. According to Dave Hodgetts, Honda UK Managing Director, the upcoming performance hatchback, will come with at least 265horsepower, but the Japanese engineers are trying to squeeze around 300bhp.
The power unit is yet to be confirmed and will come from either a 1.6 (used in the Honda WTCC car) or 2.0 liter unit, but the second engine is a more possible choice for the needed power output.
The testing will begin this fall at the German track Nurbugring. 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.