Honda took the wraps off the latest generation of the Civic Type R hot hath at the Geneva Motor Show. Shown here in concept form, the car is set for European launch in 2015 as the most extreme Civic yet. According to Honda, it will have “at least” 280 horsepower.
The concept Honda Civic Type R, then, serves only as a showcase of what the new model looks like. Honda is still working on the technicalities and they will be confirmed later on. But the design of the production Type R will be very similar to what you can see here.
The dominant feature of the 2015 Type R is, of course, the ginormous rear wing which you can’t remove, as it’s part of the car’s styling and accommodates the taillights. The new Type R is in fact obsessed with aerodynamics, boasting a front splitter, aero blades down the sides, rear diffuser, vented hood, and flared arches.
The front and rear fenders have been widened to accommodate 20-inch tyres and air outlets are integrated to optimise airflow. When combined, these features deliver maximum cooling, greater grip and ultimately, optimum performance. This is kind of necessary when you have a 2.0 liter VTEC engine that pumps out more than 280 PS. Honda says their experience in WTCC racing has helped a lot in developing the new Type R.