With as much fanfare as Geneva would allow, Honda Europe unveils the new Civic Euro Type R for the new generation.
Motivation comes from a newly developed turbocharged engine with an official power figure of 310 PS @ 6100 RPM and the accompanying massive torque of 400 Nm @ 2500 RPM. That massive power is channeled through the front wheel with limited slip drive and Honda newly developed dual axis strut, a modified McPherson Str ut which allows axis movement, to emulate double wishbone degree of freedom. Even though the torsion beam rear suspension is unchanged, Honda engineers employs another trick suspension add on with an adaptive suspension.
The striking visual difference from the Civic Euro Type R to the vanilla Civic Euro is the addition of aerodynamic bits which has been significantly tested on wind tunnel. The aggressive front lip, wheel arches, diffuser and massive wings are all tested and added for the benefit of aerodynamics.
The sum of all is a car which Honda Europe stated goes from 0-100 Km/H in 5.7 seconds and reaches 270 Km/H, which is class leading for a base model.