2018 Honda Civic Type R Getting Ready For The Big Reveal

Honda continues the development of the next-gen Civic Type R, with our spies spotting a prototype this time in Spain where the Japanese hot hatch is undertaking its hot weather testing.

Prototypes of the upcoming Civic Type R have been spied before around the Nurburgring for obvious reasons, and it looks like the time for some public road testing has come.

Based on the 11th generation Civic, the new Type R will come to the US this time, as Honda wants to offer a proper performance model here, after years and years of absence (no, the current Acura-badged NSX doesn’t count).

So the new Type R will take advantage of the new chassis, while the powertrain will be the same with the current one, with some upgrades done to it. The turbocharged 2.0-litre engine is expected to offer a few more horses over today’s 306hp, and will be mated to Honda’s slick six-speed manual gearbox.

With the current model often described as one of the best FWD sports cars you can buy right now, it’s interesting to see what tricks Honda has in store for the new one. Despite the aggressive bodykit, the three exhaust tips and that rear wing, reports say that the upcoming Type R will adopt a more restrained look in order to attract more customers, offering the boldest of the aero elements as options.

Expect to see the new Honda Civic Type R debuting at the Paris Motor Show in the form of a near-production concept, with the actual car entering production this fall. Did someone said Nurburgring lap records?

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