2015 Honda Civic Type R snapped ahead of its premiere in Geneva [Update]
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Update – World Car Fans has posted more spyshots of the Civic Type R, presumably shot in the same facility as yesterday’s snaps, revealing the front and the interior partly.
It had two concepts precede it.
The 2015 Honda Civic Type R performance hatch will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show 2015, which starts on March 3, and an image that purportedly reveals the car’s rear, was posted today by Shmee150 on Facebook.
The Type R, when it goes on sale, would be the most extreme Honda ever made. It will be powered by a 2.0 litre direct injection VTEC TURBO engine that will take it to a top speed of 270km/h.
Compared to the normal Civic, the Type R will have vents, grilles, spoilers and skirts that are unique, put on to the car for better downforce, cooling and ventilation, and lower drag.
The Civic Type R will feature Brembo front brakes that use four-piston calipers and 350 mm drilled discs. The car will be positioned on 19-inch alloy wheels that are specially designed for it. The company has not yet shared the key specifications.
Honda reveals the production model in Switzerland after presenting two near-series concept cars at the Geneva and Paris shows last year. Production of the car was confirmed last year to commence in Swindon, UK, in 2015, and a market launch in the same year.