Geneva: Watch the Honda Civic Type-R Concept Make Its Debut

Honda Civic Type-R Concept Side

The Honda Civic Type-R Concept made its official debut in Geneva giving us a good look at the design we can expect to see on the production Type-R when it debuts in Europe in the fall of 2015.

They’re calling it a “racing car for the road” with sleek styling that gives it the air and drive of a performance vehicle. The rear spoiler not only looks incredible, but has been specifically track-tested and angled to provide downforce.

The front grilles on the Honda Civic Type-R Concept have also been enlarged and there’s a hood air outlet all to help with keeping the high performance engine cool. Even the fenders have been optimized with a wide flare to accommodate 20″ tires and air outlets to improve air flow.

Honda Civic Type-R Rear

When the production version debuts, it will be the first European model with Honda’s new VTEC Turbo engine that’s a part of its Earth Dreams Technology program. It will be a 2-liter, direct-injection, 4-cylinder turbo with 276 horsepower and will be Euro 6 compliant.

Check out this video of the Honda Civic Type-R Concept in its Geneva Motor Show debut…

Nicole Wakelin fell in love with cars as a teenager when she got to go for a ride in a Ferrari. It was red and it was fast and that was all that mattered. Game over. She considers things a bit more carefully now, but still has a weakness for fast, beautiful cars. Nicole also writes for NerdApproved and GeekMom.