There are plenty of cars that we can enjoy here in the United States. Of course, there is a long list of vehicles that remain forbidden fruit for those who love automobiles. Be it insanely high-powered German wagons or low-volume, barely legal road-going race cars, there are vehicles that other portions of the world get to enjoy while we can only watch and want from afar. Another vehicle on that list is the Honda Civic Type R, which has not made an appearance on our shores... ever. Now, there is a new one on the horizon, and it looks like we're going to want this one too.
In 2015, Honda will bring a new Civic Type R to market. We've already spied some prototypes and now Honda has released some juicy details. The Type R represents the most potent machine in the Civic stable, and this new one should prove to be quite a riot.
Honda has confirmed it will come packing a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, good for around 276 horsepower. This represents a departure from the previous generation, which drew its power from high revs rather than forced induction. The new Type R will need all the power it can muster, however, as Honda aims to make it the fastest front-wheel-drive machine ever to tackle the Nürburgring. Garbriele Tarquini, the famed WTCC driver, has been putting the compact crusher through its paces, and Honda has prepped a teasing video highlighting just what it plans to do with the Type R once it's ready.
The Honda Civic Type R is said to be going on sale in 2015. That means we have two more years of hoping that Honda will bring it to the United States, even though we know that this is something which will never happen. Perhaps the next Civic Si will learn a thing or two from the Type R. We can only hope, right?