2015 Honda Civic Type R prototype reveals aggressive styling

November 19, 2013

Honda has revealed more of the hugely anticipated 2015 Honda Civic Type R. The car is still in prototype form, but we get a glimpse of more of the exterior than ever before.

2015 Honda Civic Type R

Unlike the previous Civic Type R, the new model looks like it will feature a much more aggressive bodykit and aerodynamic enhancements over the regular Civic. There’s a big rear spoiler, big side skirts, and a low and extensive front spoiler system.

As previously reported, the 2015 model will come with an all-new 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder producing at least 206kW. The engine will feature the company’s renowned VTEC system, and it is set to be the first of a new wave of turbocharged VTEC engines to come out in the next couple of years.

2015 Honda Civic Type R rear

The turbo unit is expected to be considerably more efficient than the less powerful previous-gen Type R, while torque will be much higher for better overall acceleration and cross country performance.

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So much better in fact Honda has set a goal for it to become the quickest ever production front-wheel drive to lap Germany’s famous Nurburgring. To achieve the milestone it will have to surpass the Renault Megane RS’s 8:07 time.

Honda Australia has confirmed it will be introducing the Civic Type R locally as soon as it’s made available. Production will kick off some time in 2015.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.