Geneva 2015: Honda Civic Type-R Spied

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
geneva 2015 honda civic type r spied

Here it is, the first turbo Type-R.

The Civic Type-R will debut at Geneva’s auto show this coming week, with an all-new (for Honda) turbocharged 2.0L VTEC engine. Honda claims it will be the fastest front-driver to lap the Nurburgring. Let’s hope it comes to North America.

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  • 210delray 210delray on Mar 02, 2015

    Ack! Big grille syndrome -- now on a Honda CAR! Yuck.

  • Energetik9 Energetik9 on Mar 02, 2015

    Just read some specs on this. 306 hp, but only a 7000 redline. 0-62 in 5.7 seconds. Quick, but I expected faster. 6-speed standard.

    • Burgersandbeer Burgersandbeer on Mar 02, 2015

      It's not faster to 62 because it is going to struggle to put the power down. It probably has a better showing in the 1/4 mile or in passing situations where the car is already rolling. I really wish the 0-60 metric would go away. It's an increasingly useless and irrelevant indicator of how quick a car is or isn't.

  • TheEndlessEnigma Fiesta ST, I have a 2016, I'd love to grab the newest spec 2023.
  • Redapple2 Jimny - obviously.
  • ToolGuy Something like this.
  • ToolGuy Here's the part I'm struggling with: Who knowingly runs a vehicle until the brakes are metal to metal? (It's in the listing.) Did we ignore the wear indicators squealing all this time? (Internet says this vehicle has them.)I did that once with my first car, and I still feel bad about it.
  • TDIGuy I'm boring, but VW Passat Estate, Diesel with manual transmission.