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Honda Civic Type-R Concept Photograph: James Lipman +44 7803 885275

Honda certainly mean business with the no nonsense styling.

The new Honda Civic Type R (a turbocharged one) is so close we can almost taste it. Assuming we needed to be reminded, Honda has decided to display the updated version of the Civic Type R Concept on its Paris Motor Show stand this year, with a lovely luminous blue finish.

The ultimate boy racer dream.

The ultimate boy racer dream.

At the heart of the Type R is a new turbocharged 2.0 litre i-VTEC engine producing over 280hp with a rev limit of 7,000rpm. We know, it’s not quite as high revving as the previous Type R’s, but the turbo should provide ample torque. A six-speed manual gearbox comes as standard.

Swollen all over, the Type R features quad exhausts and a rear diffuser.

Swollen all over, the Type R features quad exhausts and a rear diffuser.

Honda’s claims for the new Type R are bold – it says the new car offers “unmatched” performance compared to all previous Type R cars – this includes Type R versions of the Civic, Integra, Accord and even the deliciously quick NSX.

In its pursuit of the fastest Type R yet, Honda have made available a selectable “+R” mode for track driving, which adjusts the engine mapping, steering, and dampening system to bring out the most of the car.

Loving the paint work and decals. Here's to hoping the production car will look as tantalising as this.

Loving the paint work and decals. Here’s to hoping the production car will look as tantalising as this.

With the Type R, Honda have set their sights firmly on breaking the current record for the fastest front wheel drive lap time at the Nürburgring, currently held by the Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R with a lap time of 7 minutes and 54 seconds.

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Source: Honda

About Kiron Subhash

The most recent member of the collective, Kiron now follows the team to cover local and international automotive events. He is now training in multimedia journalism, acquiring experience in onsite reporting, feature writing, photography, videography, and social media engagement. Conspicuously influenced by Andrew and Jack in the rewarding life of a biker, Kiron now harbours a deep-seated love for motorcycle riding (and fuel-saving).

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