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Honda unveils Civic Type R Concept II

More unveilings before the Paris Motor Show, as the Japanese manufacturer Honda revealed the new Civic Type R Concept II right ahead of its public debut at the event. According to the manufacturer, the car will "deliver unmatched performance compared to any previous Type R car" including the "Integra, Accord and even the NSX." The concept model which will go into the production model carries a four pot, 2.0-litre turbocharged engine which churns a max power of 276 bhp (280 PS).

Honda Civic Type R Concept II

Inside the cabin, the Honda Civic Type R Concept II embraces new sportier steering wheel with mounted ‘+R’ button strengthening the engine and steering response along with the four-point Adaptive Damper System. While more details are still under the wraps, Type R also gets a “steer axis” system which has two additional "kingpins" in the front suspension.

Honda Civic Type R Concept II

According to the manufacturer, the new “steer axis” system minimizes torque steer and allow the "driver to fully exploit the car’s exceptional drivability." Honda Civic Type R will be first made available for the European markets and thus, the model will be manufactured in United Kingdom.

Suehiro Hasshi, Large Project Leader for the Civic Type R said, “In default standard mode, the Civic Type R is exceptionally agile, an everyday sports car with an enjoyable and fluid acceleration." He added, "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.”

Stay tuned for more updates as we’ll cover the Paris Motor Show soon.

Source : CarDekho