Countdown to the presentation of the new Honda Civic Type R. It will have over 320 hp and a manual gearbox. After a year of sightings and official photos of the prototypes, there is a date for the debut of the new Honda Civic Type R: the next generation of the Japanese sports car will be unveiled on July 20st.
To announce it is a new teaser that shows the Type R on the various circuits that have seen it as the protagonist in the past months and which allows us to take a first look at the “face” of Honda.
Conservative and sporty
The style of the new Type R will not be too extreme and will not stray too far from the other Civic trim levels. The sportier version, however, will immediately be recognized by the lowered set-up, the 20 ”alloy wheels, the wing, the three central tailpipes, and a revised shape of the grille.
The front is shown at the end of the teaser video, complete with angular LED headlights and a glossy black grille. Also hidden in the shadows are the red sports seats.
For the rest, as anticipated by a recent leak that popped up on Civic11Forum, the Civic should be offered in the Championship White colors (the color of the car in the video, most likely), Rallye Red, Sonic Gray Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl and Boost Blue Pearl.
Lovers of the Phoenix Yellow color should not despair, however, because Honda could produce subsequent special editions with new colors and details for the bodywork.
He has already written a record
We know little about the performance of the new Type R, but, certainly, the car has already set the lap record at Suzuka (beating the previous record set by the Type R currently on sale by about 1 second) among all front-wheel-drive cars.
To push the Civic there should be a 2.0 turbo heavily revised in the electronics for the power of just over 320 hp. Nothing to do, therefore, for the rumors of the past few months that spoke of a 400 HP engine.
The set-up should be more extreme than ever, while the 6-speed manual gearbox will be confirmed. But to find out every detail of the Honda, we refer you to the presentation on 21 July.