Earlier today, we told you how Honda has revealed a trio of new turbocharged VTEC engines, including the one that will be used in the 2015 Civic Type R. That's the winged, Batmobile-esque creature seen here. Ahead of a formal introduction at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda is flaunting its new Civic Type R with images of the car testing at the Tochigi test track and video of the front-wheel drive hot hatch being put through its paces on the Nürburgring.

While the US is getting revamped Civic sedans and coupes, European customers will soon be able to opt for the 2015 Type R with its new Earth Dreams 2.0-liter turbo engine producing more than 276 horsepower. Honda has also made sure to give the car a styling that matches its powerful engine with a more aggressive front end, massive fender flares and a liftgate wing with unusual airplane-like canards. Honda is still withholding the Type R's official specs until the unveiling, but we can tell that the bigger wheels make room for beefier brakes.

The Civic Type R won't launch until 2015, but Honda has released the video posted below showing WTCC driver Gabriele Tarquini working the car around the 'Nürburgring, along with a brief press release. Check 'em both out and be sure to let us know what you think of this matte-black hot hatch in Comments.
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Latest Civic Type R Development Car Takes to Tochigi Test Track
Ahead of the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda has showcased the latest Civic Type R development car at its in-house test track in Tochigi, Japan. The currently camouflaged car is being put through its paces as part of an extensive testing process taking place in Europe and Japan, ahead of its much anticipated launch in 2015.

The Civic Type R will be the first model in Europe to have one of Honda's all-new VTEC TURBO engines from Honda's Earth Dreams Technology range. This 2 litre, direct injection, 4-cylinder turbo engine is expected to have class-leading output in excess of 280ps and will be EURO 6 compliant.

Speaking during recent testing at the Nurburgring, Germany, Honda's WTCC driver Gabriele Tarquini, gave his first driving impressions 'The car and the characteristics of the car were fantastic. I was really impressed by the power and the torque of the engine but also by the set-up they achieved...The car is very pointed on the front and very fast to change direction'. 'This car is very close to my racing car and you can feel very well the DNA of Type R.'


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      Chrx
      • 1 Year Ago
      Shame we'll never get it state side. Looks like a really good contender to the hot hatch market. Probably will be the best.
      Ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      This would make a really nice 2015 Acura Integra or RSX
      Gator
      • 1 Year Ago
      That this evil looking. To bad we won't get it in the US. Honda is ******* up bad in the states regarding sporty cars. Yeah, they build really reliable run of the mil cars, but boring!!
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Makes the Si look boring.
        Nathan A Thompson
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Avinash Machado
        the Si was boring, trust me i owned one. boring and sucked a litre of oil every 2500 km's. hahaha, i'll still probably buy this car however :)
      eeenok
      • 1 Year Ago
      canard doesn't mean little wing, it means little wing at the front
      iCrashed
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's a JDM Batmobile-YO
      Chrx
      • 1 Year Ago
      Shame we'll probably never get it state side. Honda sucks in America
      sloturbo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thank you Formula One
      al4gg10
      • 1 Year Ago
      If it is anything like the Integra Type R .... it will be an instant Classic Honda ! Except with much more torque & Horsepower ! It is about time Honda started to move forward from 1994 !!! Put the Turbo engine with better suspension in the CRZ & they will be standing in line !!! Put the Turbo in a Acura TSX & again the lines will form !
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      KaiserWilhelm
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks like Darth Vaders helmet
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      Seal Rchin
      • 1 Year Ago
      I despise this car so much because it looks so good and we can never buy it in USA.
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