Honda Civic Type-R Modulo: Racetrack Ready Concept To Debut At The 2008 Tokyo Salon

Along with the sporty Inspire Modulo Concept that we showed you earlier today (click here), Honda will also introduce a street-legal, track-ready version of the Civic Type-R sedan at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon in January. Apart from the racing livery, the Civic Type-R Modulo Concept’s exterior is enhanced by a wing spoiler, clear tail-lights and a set of cool 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 225/35 R19 rubber. Not much, but wait until you take a look at the concept’s interior. Honda’s designers removed anything they could in order to lower the car’s weight. The door panels were replaced with carbon fibre, the door handles gave their place to latches while the stock front seats were swapped for a pair of impressive (and lightweight) Recaro bucket seats. Honda kinda overdid it with the carbon fibre as the lightweight material has been used among other things on the new sports steering wheel, the handbrake and the centre dash. -Continued after the jump Since we don’t have the official press release in our hands, we don’t know if Honda proceeded to any mechanical changes. However, we did see from the pictures that the Civic Type-R Modulo Concept is fitted with electronically controlled adjustable dampers. We’ll have more on the concept closer to the Tokyo Auto Salon opening which is set for January 11, 2008.
Pics via: carview