The next Honda Civic Type R has been finally revealed, and we must admit that it is able to punch all of other hot car pieces right into the face. Be ready to forget about your Volkswagen Golf RS and Renault Sport Meganes, because this piece of art will make you go angry about your latest car purchases.
It’s been revealed ahead of its the Paris Motor Show debut in prototype form, and while previous reports had indicated that the 10th generation Civic-based Type R would have its looks toned down compared to the crazed ninth-gen car, but if this prototype is anything to go by, that isn’t going to happen. We have a front splitter, a pair of side skirts and a rear diffuser made from carbonfibre, a huge bonnet vent, and of course, a spoiler of Brobdingnagian proportions sitting on the boot. To up the visual aggression further, the show car is finished in a “highly reflective, finely-grained brushed aluminium-effect.”
And that’s about all we know for now. Under the bonnet we’re expecting the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder as seen in the current Type R, albeit with a little more power on tap. A figure closer to the 345bhp enjoyed by the Focus RS, we’re thinking. A production version will be revealed next year, and yes, you will be able to buy it in North America for the first time.