Honda Shows Off Near Production 2015 Civic Type R VTEC Turbo [VIDEO]
Nov 19, 2013 16:48
The all new 2015 Civic Type-R was revealed today in near production form and will come with Honda's newly developed VTEC Turbo engine. It sports a displacement of 2.0 liters and has an output of over 280 horses.
Honda is serious about the new Type R, and CEO Takanobu Ito states that their goal is to beat the fastest lap for a regular production front-wheel drive hatch on the Nürburgring, currently held by the 265hp Renault Megane 265 Trophy at 8:07.97.
Honda has re-worked the Civic five door hatchback's chassis components, from the suspension to the wider tracks, electronic driver assist systems and the big-Brembo brakes residing behind the 19 inch wheels.
According to Honda’s WTCC driver Gabriele Tarquini:
"The car and the characteristics of the car were fantastic," said Tarquini. "I was really impressed by the power and the torque of the engine but also by the set-up they achieved…The car is very pointed on the front and very fast to change direction. This car is very close to my racing car and you can feel very well the DNA of Type R."
Check it out in the video below. Head to the gallery for more pictures too.
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