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.