A new report says the next generation Honda Civic Type R should arrive in 2013 – sporting a turbocharged engine for the first time.
According to Auto Express, this hottest Honda hatch will brandish a Mugen-developed, 210-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo four. When we last reported on Mugen, their engineers were boring and stroking the 2010 Civic Type R to develop 256 naturally aspirated horsepower.

Temple of VTEC purists can thank strict European emissions regulations for the move to forced induction, and Auto Express says that the Type R will receive a start-stop system to further conserve fuel. Honda fan boys will still have plenty to get excited about: A six-speed manual tranny with a short-throw shifter, track-ready suspension, and a whole complement of aero aids. The UK-based magazine predicts 0-60 times in the low six-second range and a top speed near 150 mph.

The Type R's projected £23,000 price tag (minus the 20% national tax the Brits factor into their new car prices) would make it about a $28,000 car at today's exchange rates. But alas, since it's based on the European five-door Civic, there's virtually no chance we'll be seeing this Type R Civic on our side of the pond. For the moment, you'll have to content yourself with checking out the artist's renderings over on Auto Express.


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      Soichiro
      • 3 Years Ago
      If I make up a bunch of info that sounds feasible on the next gen CTR and do a nice photoshop job, can I make the AB news? This article is pure speculation and adds no value to those actually interested in this vehicle.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Soichiro
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      David Lloyd
      • 3 Years Ago
      210 hp from a turbocharged 2 litre engine? I hope for Honda's reputation it's a diesel engine! A decade ago the S2000 had a 2 litre engine making 240hp!
        • 3 Years Ago
        @David Lloyd
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      --RAfiKi-
      • 3 Years Ago
      WITH A WRX ABLE TO RUN A 4.9SEC 0-60 WHO would ever consider this pile of poo. add a cobb kit to the wrx for a few hundred more and you are close to 300hp, and they also throw in free awd. honda should stick to what they know - bland econoboxes that dull the senses.
      protovici
      • 3 Years Ago
      When the sun sets, its still a Hondaaaaaaaa Civic.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @protovici
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      zamafir
      • 3 Years Ago
      Low six second range? With the MS3 and WRX being where they are, and hell, even the Golf R comfortably below 6. Honda. WTF.
      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why do you guys even bother posting this speculated crap?? 210 in an FI Mugen developed 4cyl??? Sure. Hey, I have some speculation for you- the next Corvette is going to be a mid-engined AWD twin-turbo tri-rotor hybrid w/ a dual clutch auto an feature an carbon fiber moncoque while weighing less than 2,500lbs. Be sure to pass it along to the folks at Left Lane, Inside Line, Motor Trend, Jalopnik, etc, etc. And remember, you heard it here first!!
      Skullbussa
      • 3 Years Ago
      Honda has exhausted all the good will it built up over the 1990s. It clearly has no desire to market cars to enthusiasts. More FWD, anemic-engined, ugly cars from Honda. Shocking. Mazda is eating your lunch.
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      Dean Hammond
      • 3 Years Ago
      210 from a turbo 2.0 doesnt cut the mustard anymore...240 seems to be the norm, so whats up?......are those Euro ratings?...
        Tuga
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dean Hammond
        No, they're completely unfouded speculation ratings.
      MacProMan
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is depressing seeing any news from Honda, CONSTANT DISAPPOINTMENT. I give up! Their "performance" motors have no low end torque and are simply not competitive in the market. Hyundai should be teaching the guys at Honda a lesson as to how to develop and innovate product, guessing the egos at Honda are too large.
      Mark A Golden
      • 3 Years Ago
      did i read 0-60 in the low 6 sec range...... for $28k really honda.....major fail.....how about i get a 370z, 0-60 in 4.8-5 sec.......
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