Japanese car maker, Honda, has officially unveiled the Civic Type R Concept at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show 2014. The Honda Civic Type R concept previews the production model due next year.
The Honda Civic Type R Concept features an aggressive body kit that includes new bumpers, a front splitter, aerodynamic side skirts and a rear diffuser. The concept also features LED-infused headlights, a ventilated hood, extended fenders and a quad exhaust system. The rear spoiler might provides additional downforce as a direct response to information gained through track testing. According to Honda, many of the styling features offer real performance benefits, in addition to aesthetics, as confirmed by feedback from prototype testing at the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.
According to Honda, the upper and lower front grilles have been enlarged and air outlets on the bonnet provide cooling for the high-output engine. The front and rear fenders have been further widened to accommodate 20-inch wheels. These elements, in combination, deliver maximum cooling, greater grip and ultimately, optimum performance.
Honda hasn’t released the tech specs of the car, but has confirmed that the model will be powered by a EURO 6 compliant 2.0-liter turbocharged four pot motor, which churns out 280 HP of max power.
Honda says the successful return to WTCC in 2013, has been instrumental in gathering knowledge that has helped shape the new Type R, providing the development team with analysis and feedback on performance and styling collected from the track.