Honda will not only bring the facelifted Euro-spec Civic at the 2014 Paris Motor Show but also its second version of the Civic Type R Concept. Powered by a 2.0-liter i-VTEC petrol engine featuring Honda’s Earth Dreams technology that generates 280 hp, the Civic Type R promises to outperform any previous Type R models.
What’s more interesting is that the Type R will actually be faster than the iconic NSX. For those who don’t know, the previous Civic Type R models sued naturally aspirated engines, but the new Civic Type R will get a turbocharged which will boost low-end power delivery.
In addition, the new Civic Type R will be the first model to get the “+R” button located on the steering wheel, in order to offer the most exhilarating driving experience. As expected, the “+R” mode offers a better engine response as well as a more responsive steering.
Thanks to the new four-point Adaptive Damper System that adjusts the front and rear suspension stiffness, the Civic Type R will deliver the ultimate handling experience.
Suehiro Hasshi, Large Project Leader for the Civic Type R at Honda R&D, commented: “Honda has had four Type R model derivatives – the Civic, Integra, Accord and NSX. The engine in this new Honda Civic Type R is unrivalled against all of them in terms of raw power, torque and engine response.”