New Honda Civic Type R Coming Soon

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But, as is always the case, not to the US.

Honda is about to reveal an updated concept, the Civic Type R Concept II, in Paris tomorrow. It has a few exterior enhancements over its immediate predecessor, but we're really just anxious to see the production-spec hot hatch. All in good time, Honda promises. For now, our spy photographers have caught an advanced stage Civic Type R prototype near the Nurburgring. Power will come from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that'll deliver at least 280 horsepower, perhaps more.

The steering wheel will feature an +R button that'll heighten the engine and steering response along with the four-point Adaptive Damper System. According to Suehiro Hasshi, Project Leader for the Civic Type R: "In default standard mode, the Civic Type R is exceptionally agile, an everyday sports car with an enjoyable and fluid acceleration." He also added that "the '+R' button brings out a more dynamic and athletic car for the driver, to set pulses racing. The difference in character is immense. The '+R' mode is extreme; the car is ideal for track use and will be appreciated by the genuine sports-driving enthusiast."

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