All-New Civic Type-R Revealed in Paris
The all-new Honda Civic Type-R has been revealed at the Paris Motor Show and we are in awe…
As you’ll see from the images in this post, the new Honda Civic Type-R is absolutely scorching hot! And it’s now just under a year away until it’s released in Australia.
So what can we expect?
Well, for starters, it’s going to have more power and better handling, as well as a much more aggressive look.
The new Civic Type-R that made its global debut at the Paris Motor Show last week featured an immense bodykit and 20-inch alloy wheel with wide 245-section low-profile rubber.
It’s still technically a ‘prototype’, according to Honda, but the car that was unveiled in Paris is virtually production-ready. Furthermore, every Civic Type-R produced by Honda – regardless of where it will be sold – will be produced at the firm’s production facility in Swindon, UK.
This 10th-generation of Civic Type-R will also be officially sold, for the first time ever, in North America. Also, it seems that Honda has learnt from its previous mistakes and will launch the Type-R in good time (global launch scheduled for next year).
In terms of performance, the all-new Civic Type-R will be powered by a modified version of the current model’s 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. All the power from this 230kW/400Nm engine will be sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
There’s even been some rumours of an automatic version, but time will tell whether such a vehicle comes to fruition. If it does, let’s hope Honda opts for a dual-clutch transmission.
Despite all the mods and awesome demeanour, the new Type-R rides atop the same platform as the regular Civic. Honda also says that all the styling actually has a purpose and isn’t just for show, adding to the overall aerodynamics by reducing drag and increasing downforce.