The folks at Honda have released an official sketch of the eagerly anticipated 2015 Honda Civic Type R ahead of its official unveiling at next month’s Geneva Motor Show
The sketch shows an aggressive looking body kit with prominently flared wheel arches with venting fore and aft, a deep diffuser with quad exhaust ports and a mighty rear spoiler into which the brakelamps appear to flow.
It’s a considerable departure from the rather subdued-looking prototype that CAR associate editor Ian Mclaren drove at Honda’s Tochigi Research and Development centre late last year. Given that the production version is only due for a 2015 launch, it’s likely that the Geneva show car will be a more fancifully rendered preview.
The 2015 Honda Civic Type R will utilise a basic torsion beam rear suspension set-up augmented by an adaptive damper system and the chassis will be considerably stiffer than its run-a-day peers.
The engineering test beds were powered by a turbocharged 2,0-litre, direct-injection petrol engine coupled with a good old-fashioned six-speed manual gearbox. At that time the engine was producing around 206 kW, but it’s believed that Honda’s engineers are targeting an output in excess of 223 kW.
More will be revealed when the 2015 Honda Civic Type R makes its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show on the 6th of March.