New Civic Type R Prototype: the evolution of the awesome Civic Type R
The next-generation Honda Civic Type R isn’t due to be officially unveiled until 2017, but we’ve already been given a good idea of how the extreme performance hatchback will look, with the release of the Civic Type R Prototype, at the 2016 Mondial de L’Automobile in Paris. With a perfect starting base in the form of the low, wide and sportily proportioned new Civic hatchback, the new Civic Type R looks set to build on the current model’s extreme looks with an even more purposeful stance and even more effective aerodynamic enhancements.
At the front, the aggressive bumper is finished with a carbon-fibre splitter, red accent line, slatted ducts and diamond-mesh inserts in the air intakes, while the bonnet gets a purposeful intake at the front and an air scoop further back. The carbon fibre continues along the side of the car with the side skirts, sitting between 20-inch piano black alloy wheels wrapped in 245-section, high-performance tyres, and enlarged arches, built to accommodate the larger wheels and wider track. A substantial carbon-fibre diffuser runs below the wider rear bumper, which is home to three fully functional tailpipes, the smaller, central one highlighted in bright red. Unique aerodynamic peaks in the roof complement the striking rear wing, which sits below them. Smoked light lenses highlight the aggressive character of the Civic Type R Prototype, which is finished in a subtly menacing dark aluminium-effect shade.
Honda Civic Type R Prototype Photos
Highlights of the Civic Type R Prototype include:
- Lower, wider and more athletic proportions
- Unique reflective, brushed aluminium-effect paintwork
- 20-inch piano black alloy wheels with 245-section, high-performance tyres
- Carbon-fibre front splitter, side skirts and rear diffuser
- Extended wheel arches, large rear spoiler and roof bulges