Honda’s next gen Civic Type R is in the works and it’s only a matter of time until we see it fully uncovered. Until then, we’ll have to make due with spy shots of the hot hatch’s prototype and this time, it was spotted hot weather testing in Spain.
The current Gen Type R is already breaking lap records all around Europe with 5 new benchmarks under its belt. We can expect to see similar performance from the new 2018 Type R, especially with the help of a new chassis.
Sitting under the camouflaged hood should be the same turbocharged 2.0-liter found in the current Type R but with a few upgrades made to it. Rumor has it that the new hot hatch is expected to have a few more ponies, maybe even as much as 340 horsepower but, don’t hold your breath because it’s still going to be a front-wheel-drive vehicle.
As much as we’d like to see an aggressive body kit, three exhaust tips and a large rear wing, CarScoops says that the “Type R will adopt a more restrained look in order to attract more customers, offering the boldest of the aero elements as options.” Maybe this could be the track Package that sources have hinted at?
Honda may reveal more at the Paris Motor Show next month and we can expect to see the new Type R concept debut then.