Published on January 28th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda Civic Type-R and NSX to show at Geneva
Like every Japanese manufacturer, over the last few years Honda has had to tone down their motorsport activities. Despite it being one of the core principles on which the company was founded, motorsports proved too expensive and daunting, and Honda had to take a brief break in order to recover. But much like Toyota, Honda has slowly worked it’s way back into performance cars, and back into F1 itself.
The Geneva Motor Show is expected to signal a turning point in the recent history for the Honda brand in Europe. With every model in the range set to be replaced or refreshed in 2015, the Geneva Motor Show will see performance cars for road and track, family cars and a fuel cell concept all unveiled in production guise for the first time on the Honda stand in March.
Geneva will see the global premiere of the British-built Honda Civic Type R production car. The ‘race car for the road‘ will be the most extreme Type R ever built, with blistering performance and thrilling dynamics that set new standards in the segment. A world-first application of Honda’s new 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo engine, aggressive function-led styling and pioneering new chassis technologies combine to deliver one of the most immersive and rewarding driving experiences available in any sector.
Hot from its global debut in Detroit, the much-anticipated production Honda NSX will make its European debut in Switzerland, twenty-five years after the original was first premiered. The hybrid supercar has been specifically created to deliver a ‘new sports experience’, challenging conventional beliefs about the supercar segment.
2015 looks like it’s going to be an interesting year for Honda. The introduction of this factory VTEC Turbo engine is said to light the way for more turbocharged Honda engines to come- which might put Honda on par with their European rivals.