Honda Reveals First Details of New Civic Type R
Tokyo, Sept 10, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - At Frankfurt Motor Show Press
Conference, Manabu Nishimae, President, Honda Motor Europe revealed the first
details of the hotly anticipated new Civic Type R. Powered by a direct
injection turbocharged 2-liter engine, the new Civic Type R will deliver at
least 280 PS.
Honda has confirmed ambitions of the Civic Type R becoming the fastest front
wheel drive car around the infamous Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Although
the car will still be put through another 2 years of development before going
on sale in 2015, Honda has already began testing at the track. "We have
recently spent a week at the Nurburgring, carrying out extensive testing and we
are on target, and have already set a time approaching the lap record,"
says Manabu Nishimae.
A film demonstrating the impressive power and handling of Civic Type R
development car on the Nurburgring with Gabriele Tarquini, Honda's WTCC
driver behind the wheel was premiered during the Honda Press Conference.
The Civic Tourer made its public debut at the show and during Honda's
press conference it was confirmed that it would achieve impressively low CO2
emissions from only 99g/km* (3,8 liters l/100km) when partnered with
Honda's 1.6 I-DTEC engine. The Civic Tourer builds on the strength of the
Civic 5-Door, offering class leading boot space and practicality.
"For me, the strength of the car is the synergy of functionality,
versatility, and dynamic design. As a European development team, we're
passionate and proud of what we've achieved," Adrian Killham, Large
Project Leader for Civic Tourer commented.
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