As many of you are aware, an all-new Honda Civic Type R is on its way and the production version will be unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show next month. However, before that takes place, the company has provided more details about its new hot hatch, with an emphasis on the car’s aerodynamics, braking components, and a brief mention about the engine as well. It helps that they’ve provided a few images to tempt us further.
First up, the brief mention of the engine and in the Civic Type R, a 2.0-litre direct injection VTEC turbo unit is found. Honda did not provide any mention about the power output but it is said to be above 280 hp. They did mention that the car will be able to achieve a top speed of 270 km/h, said to be “unrivalled amongst its front wheel-drive competitors”. That puts it in the company of Mercedes-Benz’s A 45 AMG that tops out at 250 km/h (electronically limited).
Bringing the car to a stop is the responsibility of the Brembo brake package on the front wheels. That package consists of four-piston callipers applying braking force to 350 mm drilled discs. 19-inch alloys are fitted as well.
Aerodynamic features start with an almost completely flat underside that aids airflow under the vehicle and works with a rear diffuser to optimise downforce. Additional downforce comes in the form of a rear wing.
At the front, a wide front splitter and deep side skirts also manage airflow, while the front bumper inhibits air turbulence around the front wheels, effectively cutting drag and enhancing high-speed stability.
Other external design bits focus on heat management with various grilles and vents placed around the car to provide greater cooling and ventilation.
The 2015 Geneva Motor Show kicks off in March and that is where the all-new Honda Civic Type R will make its debut in Championship White – the colour most synonymous with each generation of the iconic Honda Type R vehicles.