The aggressive and stealth black Honda Civic Type-R means business, and is prepared to break the Nurburgring FWD record.
Honda has been generous to the hot hatch fraternity by showcasing their latest Civic Type-R concept a year after their latest model hit the market. The Japanese warriors have stepped up their game and how! The new Type-R concept is aggression transmitted through form and functionality. A car that will definitely spark excitement in the world of hot hatchery.
To the naked eye, the new Civic Type-R looks like a masked Samurai prancing in the shadows ready to strike. Its singular black front grille integrates with the headlamps and the bright red Type-R Honda batching. The matte black paint job gives the car a sinister stealth look that adds to the JDM Samurai personality. Red accents highlight various edges of the car to give a razor sharp stance to an already angry hot hatch.
The front and rear carbon splitter and diffuser look right at home along with the aggro pumped body work. The concept car is riding on scintillating gorgeous 20-inch rims that are a JDM enthusiast’s wet dream. The new Civic Type-R isn’t just a tough looker though. Every aspect of the exterior design elements have been purposefully built to contribute to the car’s overall performance. The fabulously sinister rear-wing may whet your appetite but it also aids in down force. And we’re sure even the trippy triple exhaust setup serves an unknown purpose. The Japanese and their mysterious methods!
Honda already makes a 306 bhp 2.0-litre turbo charged VTEC motor. This would most likely power the new Type-R as well. The motor would most likely be in a higher tuned state considering the more powerful competition. Like the traditional Type-R, the new car features a FWD drivetrain. This allows Honda to challenge for the Nurburgring FWD record that the Golf GTI Clubsport S recently snatched.
The underpinnings of the new car is based on the Mk10 Civic platform. Honda claims that the new standard Civic itself has a well-balanced chassis and suspension setup. With the starting point sorted out, we expect the new Type-R to harbour a properly sharp chassis setup.
Sadly, the new Type-R isn’t production ready at this juncture but the new concept definitely looks near road ready. The production car should be revealed in 2017 and we can hardly wait. Its latest Samurai stealth avatar has definitely left us staggered. Do you think the latest Type-R concept could be a game changing hot hatch? Let us know in the comments section below.
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