The all-new Honda Civic Type R will hit European showrooms next year, and the manufacturer promises unmatched performance against all previous Type R models in the brand’s history. Uh, that includes the Civic, the Integra, the Accord and even the mighty NSX.
Honda is aiming to take down the front-wheel drive record on the Nürburgring and promises the 2015 Civic Type R will be better than the legendary NSX and is going to offer a “sensational driving experience.” It will have a four-cylinder 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine revving up to 7,000 rpm and delivering more than 280 HP (206 kW).
Honda’s engineers will be fixing any potential torque steer issues by implementing a “steer axis” system granting improved traction while the front suspension will receive two additional supporting “kingpins.”
Moreover, the 2015 Honda Civic Type R is going to come with a newly developed four-point Adaptive Damper System that will automatically adjust front & rear suspension damping force stiffness “in a split second” depending on the driving conditions.
A full reveal will likely occur in March 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show.