Honda Civic Type R Concept II goes official image

Honda has officially pulled the wraps off the new Civic Type R Concept II, ahead of its public debut which will take place later on this week, during the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

The Japanese based automaker Honda is taking a new step forward into the development of the new Civic Type R with the Concept II, which has been designed to preview the production model, with its aggressive body kit, large rear wing, quad exhaust setup and so on.

“In default standard mode, the Civic Type R is exceptionally agile, an everyday sports car with an enjoyable and fluid acceleration. The ‘+R’ button brings out a more dynamic and athletic car for the driver, to set pulses racing. The difference in character is immense. The ‘+R’ mode is extreme; the car is ideal for track use and will be appreciated by the genuine sports-driving enthusiast”, said the Large Project Leader for the Civic Type R, Suehiro Hasshi.

The Honda Civic Type R Concept II has been created with the torque steer problem in mind and this has been apparently minimized with the “steer axis” system, coming with two additional “kingpins” in the front suspension. The model also has the four-point Adaptive Damper System. Power to the concept car is being provided by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is capable of producing no less than 280 HP (206 kW). More details on it are limited for the moment and will be announced during the 2014 Paris Motor Show, this Thursday.