Honda will be bringing to this week’s Paris Motor Show the impressive Civic Type R Concept II, an evolution of the original concept which serves as a preview for the production model programmed to go on sale in 2015. The vehicle is powered by a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine capable of outputting more than 280 HP (206 kW). According to the Japanese marque, the hot hatchback promises to “deliver unmatched performance compared to any previous Type R car”, a bold statement taking into account Honda also has the mighty NSX.
The production version is going to feature a newly developed steering wheel equipped with a “+R” button which will boost the steering response and engine along with the four-point Adaptive Damper System. It also benefits from a “steer axis” system featuring two extra “kingpins” in the front suspension for the purpose of diminishing steer.
The production model will probably be unveiled in March 2015 at the Geneva Motor Show, with assembly kicking off shortly thereafter at Honda’s plant in UK.