2014 Paris Auto Show – 2015 Honda Civic Type R

276bhp from Type R claimed to be better than all previous Hondas – including NSX Type R. Now the bad news…

By Shahzad Sheikh

2015 Honda Civic Type R

I drove this thing at the end of last year, briefly on an oval track, and it was fast, but Honda is making some tall claims for this all-new Civic Type R set to be launched next year.

But before we get into all of that – here’s some terrible news for you: we are not likely to be getting the 2015 Honda Civic Type R in the Middle East.

2015 Honda Civic Type R

So if you still want to read about a car you can’t have?

  • Turbocharged 2.0-litre i-VTEC producing more than 280PS – so we’re talking 280-285bhp. Redline at 7000rpm.
  • Six-speed manual transmission only – yes, manual, Thank God.
  • New ‘+R’ button on the side of steering wheel increases engine response with more aggressive torque delivery, with sharper steering
  • New four-point Adaptive Damper System automatically adjusts front and rear suspension damping stiffness instantly
  • Steer Axis – front suspension incluidng two supporting ‘kingpins’ which work to minimise torque steer
  • Will be built in Swindon, UK.

2015 Honda Civic Type R

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