This Civic, sporting a rear wing and some body alterations, was spotted testing
The next Civic Type-R is expected to officially arrive in 2013
New Civic Type-R will be a five-door, not a three-door
The next Honda Civic Type-R could pump out about 200bhp
Honda chiefs told Autocar last year that there are plans for a hot Civic
The Civic test mules sported this rather unsubtle rear wing
Two cars were spied near Honda’s technical center at the Nürburgring
These spy pictures could be the first evidence that Honda is working on a new version of the revered Honda Civic Type R. Our photographers spied two test cars near Honda’s technical center at the Nürburgring, both wearing a large, unsubtle spoilers over their rear windows.
Together with some minor body modifications, these cars could be early chassis test mules for the next hot Civic, the standard version of which went on sale in the UK earlier this year.
At last year’s Tokyo motor show senior Honda sources confirmed to Autocar that the hot hatch is likely to make a return, probably in 2013.