Honda Civic Type R Concept: Geneva 2014 — PistonHeads

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It’s only a concept but already of competition bears down on hot

Nurburgring honing; if you do it at the right in a car’s life, is about more than just and perfecting ride and handling. It can enhance what the car actually like: it’s certainly that with the new Honda Type R Concept. Or so the claim

Senior project designer the advanced product planning Masaru Hasegawa, explained the starting point wasn’t a conventional 1.6 diesel Civic. It was a test hack Civic a biplane rear spoiler, a set of and chopped engineering-spec wider aero venting in the front and a beautifully meaty stance of wide wheels and lowered

This prototype’s got some to do yet

These are the essential elements, he We need these for the car to hit the lap time we targeted for it. The concept has duly designed around and styled to them.

Some elements are exaggerated on the he admits, and although he wasn’t out which ones were, he did say the vented front wings find favour with (racing car designers don’t to worry about stone It remains to be seen whether awesome rear wing reach showrooms: fair to them if it does.

Honda Concept 1

It’s a bit of a shift on for Type R isn’t it? The cars have not been renowned for being as extreme as this. Indeed admitted Hasegawa-san, although perhaps partly was down to the since forgotten Japanese agreement’ to limit power to

Making cars faster then meant making lighter, which is how thin-glass such as the Integra Type R about.

Today’s buyers wouldn’t this. They want the as well as the performance. Hence more heart on sleeve from Type R, to make the more special.

It’s a dreadful cliche to hear of racing cars for the road in many ways, the new Civic R IS such a thing. Look at it to the WTCC car on the stand and the parallels are look at the concept also on the and you can see where the building blocks come from.

The production version will both cars — and it bring back excitement to We look forward to seeing — and finding out whether it a Nurburgring record snatched SEAT to the engineering-led firm

Honda Concept 1
Honda Concept 1

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