Honda reveals first details of 2015 Civic Type-R

Honda Civic Type-R camouflaged prototype

HONDA HAS RELEASED details and pictures of the new 276bhp Civic Type-R.

Although the new Civic Type-R is not scheduled go on sale until 2015, it has already undergone extensive testing at the Nurburgring at the hands of World Touring Car driver Gabriele Tarquini and will have, Honda says, “at least 276bhp”.

Honda Civic Type-R 2015 Test Mule

Talking about the new Type-R, which will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine, President of Honda Motor Europe Manabu Nishimae said, “We have recently spent a week at the Nurburgring, carrying out extensive testing and we are on target, and have already set a time approaching the lap record.”

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