Honda has released plans to start to testing on their 2015 Civic Type R on the Nürburgring later this year. After years Honda stopped the FD2R production,Honda has confirmed new 2015 Civic Type R "development is progressing well." Honda also revealed the Civic Type R will use technologies adapted from the World Touring Car Championship Civic.
Honda UK Managing Director Dave Hodgetts told Auto Express the car will have at least 265 bhp (198 kW) but engineers are targeting an output of 300 bhp (224 kW). However the engine that will equip to the car is still remains unclear whether is powered by a 1.6L turbocharged engine or a 2.0L engine but recent reports have indicated the latter displacement is more likely. Regardless of final numbers, Honda wants the Civic Type R to claim the front-wheel drive Nürburgring lap record from the Renault Megane RS Trophy which clocked a time of 8 minutes and 7.97 seconds.
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