2015 Honda Civic Type R teased
The 2015 Honda Civic Type R has been teased again with the Japanese car maker saying the hot hatch will have a 270km/h top speed.
SET TO BE revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the 2015 Honda Civic Type R says Honda will feature a raft of “eye-catching design enhancements” that have been influenced by wind tunnel optimisation. “The result is a car with exceptional high speed stability and high levels of downforce,” or so the press guff says.
While we haven’t seen the full production ready car, Honda says the Civic Type R gets a flat underside which “aids airflow under the vehicle and combines with a rear diffuser to optimise downforce – effectively ‘sucking’ the car onto the road. A bespoke rear wing gives the car enhanced visual presence and delivers powerful additional downforce, thanks notably to the structure of its airfoil section”.
Additionally a body kit incorporating a wide front splitter helps to reduce turbulence around the front wheels and reduce drag.
While details about engine performance are still under wraps, Honda says “the superior aerodynamic performance helps make the most of the Civic Type R’s 2.0-litre direct injection VTEC turbocharged four-cylinder engine, enabling the car to achieve a top speed of 270km/h, unrivalled amongst its front-wheel drive competitors”.
Beyond that, we do know the thing will get hi-po Brembo brakes and 19-inch alloys unique to the Type R.
While Honda Australia hasn’t said when we’ll get the car locally, the Civic Type R is expected to arrive early in 2016 after going on-sale in Europe from June this year.
We’ll know more when the car is revealed in full at the Geneva Motor Show.