The new Honda Civic Type R has had its public debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, costs from £29,995 and has a 2.0 litre turbo petrol with 306bhp.
The new Honda Civic Type R has finally been properly revealed in Geneva, and it looks a bit of a corker.
As you’d expect, the Type R gets an aggressive body kit with a new front bumper, front splitter, bigger wheel arches, outlet vents on the front wings, big rear diffuser and four tail pipes.
On sale in July, the new Civic Type R costs from £29,995 and comes with 306bhp from its 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine, enough to get to 62mph in 5.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 167mph.
The new VTEC engine is an impressive lump, with 295lb/ft of torque to go with its 306bhp and puts its power through the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox (an there’s no auto option).
Honda has fitted Dual Axis Strut front suspension and a limited slip diff to tame the front wheels, resulting in 50 per cent less torque steer.
The back suspension is torsion beam with a new ‘crushed pipe’ to improve roll rigidity and make the Type R more stable, with adaptive dampers all round to improve things further still. And there’s also a ‘+R’ button that increases response, weighs in with more torque, firms the dampers and reduces the assistance on the electric power steering.
If you’re willing to pay more than the £29,995 for the regular Type R. can you stump up an extra £2,300 for the GT version which comes with forward collision warning, traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, auto lights and wipers, Climate, parking sensors, Honda Connect with sat Nav and interior ambient lighting.
The new Honda Civic Type R will be in Honda’s UK dealers in July.