Interesting strategy of Honda, this presented without the present Civic Type R in preview at the Tokyo Motor Show. A prototype has done a few laps of the ring of the test track of Tochigi to the opportunity of the presence of the press invited to the lounge, or the auto is not…

Honda Civic Type R

As we know Honda proclaims it unequivocally. This new Civic Type R mission is to restore the constructor and its R red at the top of the pyramid of the compact sports pure and hard, son the throne occupied by the Megane RS.

Reclaiming the image of the brand is the price. The objective is to conquer the best time in the category on the Nordschleife for the release of the car at the end of next year. To achieve this, the VTEC puts the turbo, and the engine shows 280 horsepower, a figure that recalls the symbolic threshold of Japan’s golden age of the 80s, it could be 300 before long…

The car clearly shows its intentions with a body which is not much different from the Civic commitment in the WTCC. It is far from shyness displayed with the CR-Z, and fans of the FD2, the incarnation the most hardcore of mind Type R this day, is to rub hands (and lumbar) in advance.

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