2015 Honda Civic Type-R Concept
Honda has been producing Type-R models for years. They are special editions of popular models that such as the Civic, NSX and Accord that are focused on increased performance. The Type-R vehicles are only designed for Japanese and European markets and are not sold here in the United States. However, that does not mean that we can’t admire them from afar. The new 2015 Honda Civic Type-R concept will be unveiled at the 2014 Paris Auto Show in a form that appeared to be near production ready. However, Honda has already released some preliminary information and a rendering of the new Type-R to help create excitement and build awareness for it. Honda hasn’t released all of the details on this new car yet. However, we can already tell that this is going to be the most high-performance Civic Type-R ever produced.
Honda’s Type-R vehicles have always been light, performance-driven vehicles. However, none of them have been able to surpass the 200 horsepower mark. Well, Honda is expected to change all that by adding a turbocharger to the new Civic Type-R model to give some additional boost and snap to Honda’s latest I-VTEC, 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine.
Honda claims that this new Civic Type-R will produce an unbelievable 276 horsepower. However, they still have not yet released all of the performance information such as torque.
The rendered image that Honda has released shows that they have have given the new Civic Type-R concept a flashy new look that will be sure to turn heads and stand out from the pack. It rolls on 20-inch aluminum alloy wheels that have been painted black and look amazing. They fit nice and tight around the lowered body of the car. It’s also shown with stylish body kit, large back spoiler and a bold blue paint job. Honda has not released any information about the interior of the vehicle yet but we expect it to be just as sporty and attractive as the exterior.
Unfortunately, this year will be no different from the past and American Honda fans will once again be unable to purchase the new Civic Type-R. Honda claims that they have no plans to bring this car to America at this time.