Honda stole the limelight at the Paris Motor Show this year with a prototype version of the all-new Civic Type R but now two production cars have been snapped on the road in London by a reader of our sister site Evo. It even looks like they could have been giving the Type R’s springs and dampers a workout over some of the Capital’s infamous speed humps!
The new Civic Type R show car was a close-to-production preview of what the next generation of Honda’s Civic hot hatch will look like when it goes on sale in 2017. It’s based on the all-new Honda Civic hatchback that also made its debut at the show. These disguised cars appear to be the production models undergoing final testing before the Type R launch shortly after the standard Civic hatch arrives in 2017.
Speaking at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, the new Civic Type R’s principal designer Daisuke Tsutamori told Auto Express that “it pursues the ultimate function – that’s why we made it to that design. You can expect that the car you see on the stand will be close to the car we will see on the road.”