28 January 2015

Production Civic R for Geneva

Honda has confirmed that the production version of its new Civic Type R will debut at Geneva in March, writes Brian Byrne.

This follows a number if teaser 'concept' versions at recent international motor shows.

The car will be powered by a brand new 2.0 engine outputting more than 274hp and driving the front wheels of the car. A special modification to the suspension, called Steer Axis, will deal with any torque steer issues that typically arise when such power is applied to FWD cars.

The Geneva show will also debut the production version of Honda's new NSX sports coupe, which was revealed at Detroit under the company's Acura premium branding.