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89Honda Civic Type R to get 2.0L turbo with up to 300 horsepower

Not that we're expecting to see the car over here anyway, but we hear that the impending return of the Honda Civic Type R could bring with it a more powerful engine crammed under its short hood. Honda CEO Takanobu Ito has already confirmed the Civic Type R would return in 2015, and now Auto Express says that a Honda R&D employee has confirmed that this car will be powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine producing "as much as" 300 horsepower – earlier speculation had the car powered

51Honda CEO confirms return of Civic Type R, announces new Fit-based CUV and super sports bike

With a goal of earning 39 million global customers across its power equipment, automobile and motorcycle line of products by 2017, Honda CEO Takanobu Ito announced a handful of exciting new models for the latter two that range from high performance to fuel efficient. While the U.S. news was essentially limited to the confirmation that the Acura RLX will be debuting in production form at the 2012 L.A. Auto Show, Honda fans in Europe have a lot more to look forward to.

3Mugen promises "Type R-like" performance from hotted-up Honda CR-Z

Mugen Honda CR-Z sketches – Click above for high-res image gallery

29Mugen promises "Type R-like" performance from hotted-up Honda CR-Z

Mugen Honda CR-Z sketches – Click above for high-res image gallery

101Report: Honda CR-Z was almost killed twice, U.S. dealers didn't want it

2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

68Report: Honda CR-Z was almost killed twice, U.S. dealers didn't want it

2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

13Rumormill: Honda CR-Z Type-R in the works

2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

72Rumormill: Honda CR-Z Type-R in the works

2011 Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery

27Honda UK releases Civic Type-R Mugen 200 to celebrate return to BTCC

Honda Civic Type-R Mugen – Click above for high-res image gallery

31Rumormill: Honda CR-Z Type-R coming to Tokyo Motor Show

Click above for an un-photoshopped gallery of the Honda CR-Z Concept

22Tokyo Auto Salon '08: Honda Sports Modulo Civic Type-R

UPDATE: New images added to the

10VIDEO: Honda goes mental with Hondamentalism

Every automaker has its own subset of dedicated enthusiasts, with varying levels of obsessive behavior. Honda is no different. Take away the misinformed ricers, and Honda's racing heritage stands alone in a sea of commuter-infused mediocrity.

26New Civic Type-R not living up to its moniker?

The buff books across the pond have gotten their hands on the new Civic Type-R and for the first time, we're not particularly disappointed that we won't be getting Honda's hottest hatch.

12Enter the rumormill: Honda readying S2000 Type-R?

It's well known that the S2000 is nearing the end of its life cycle. The high revving drop top has provided enthusiasts of all stripes a perfect platform for track duty and the daily slog, but something has always been missing: a Type-R variant.

14Civic Type-R ready for gravel assault

JAS Motorsport is in the process of working over its Honda-sanctioned Civic Type-R for lucky, privateer rally teams. Details on the Group-A machine are scarce, but the company insists that the modifications made to the Civic will meet the FIA's standards through 2007.

14VIDEO: Honda Civic Type-R in Paris

We're going to spare you the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth that seems to take place every time a new Type-R is released and the U.S. is left off the shipping invoice. It's safe to say that we're getting used to the disappointment, but when we compare the newly designed Euro-Civic to our own two- and four-door offerings, it feels like the knife gets twisted a little deeper into our gut.

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