At this years Paris motor show, Japanese car and motorcycle brand Honda officially revealed their brand new Civic Type R model which is all set to go on sale here in Britain and across other various countries world wide from next year. The Civic Type R has been a key ingredient to the success of the Civic for many years now and was first made available on the road in 1997.
The Type R is a more power orientated version of the standard Civic and with some even more sportier cars becoming available around the world right now, we see the likes of the recently announced Corsa VXR having a fight on its hands when it comes to claiming the top prize. It was in Paris that the model was displayed to the world for the very first time and it had a few brand new features that could potentially have you saving up to make the purchase on it.
Images of the Civic Type R undergoing testing around the Nurburgring have been revealed over the past number of months with the Japanese firm hoping the car can achieve the record as the fastest front wheel drive model in production. The firm confirmed at the Paris motor show that the Civic Type R receives a 2.0 litre, i-VTEC engine unit which comes turbocharged.
A standard six speed manual transmission system has also been confirmed to come along with the vehicle much like every past Civic model on sale. Since the reveal though Honda have announced even more features to come along with the car which include a brand new advanced front suspension system. This brand new suspension system will allow the driver to reduce the amount
of torque delivered to the car which will allow the front wheels to run a lot smoother when accelerating. Over 278bhp has also been promised from the Civic Type R with exact outputs and performance rates still yet to be revealed. A more weight enhance steering set up can also be achieved by the 2015 Type R thanks to the addition of an announced +R driving mode. Better performance is delivered on from this driving model which is when the weight of the steering set up becomes more responsive than ever before.
Long time Honda rivals Both the Spanish firm Seat and the VW brand have vehicles on offer which the Civic Type R will be aiming its sights on next year and these come in the form of both the Golf GTI and the Seat Leon Cupra. Will the Civic Type R be just as successful though or will its rivals have the upper hand?.
The vehicle will reach our roads at some point throughout the course of next year but before its grand launch we do believe that it will be revealed again at the Geneva motor show in March. A purchase price of around £30,000 is also expected
to come along with the Honda Civic Type R from the time of launch.