Honda Civic Type R Prototype Features Red Leather Bucket Seats and Brembo Brakes

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While Honda is putting the final layer of wax polish on the second pre-production prototype in Paris, our spies have caught up with the real Civic Type R testing in Germany.
On a road close to the Nurburgring, this Type R manages to reveal more details than ever before. At a glance, the photos appear insignificant. But upon closer inspection we noticed the red brake calipers typical of the Brembo brand and a pair of very impressive red bucket seats covered in leather with silver trim pieces.

Honda's concepts have always looked exactly the same as their production cars and their new hot hatch is no different. From the headlights to the body kit and massive rear wing, there's almost no difference between the Concept II in France and the prototype in Germany.

Like many advanced hot hatches these days, adaptability will be the key to the Civic Type R's success. An +R button will take its overall setup from hot to volcanic, while a four-corner adaptive suspension system will make it more suited for track use when needed.

In a recent press statement, Honda has said this will be their fastest Type R model ever made, outpacing even the Integra and NSX. Power will come from a 2-liter turbo engine, the first of its kind from the VTEC stable, pushing out somewhere north of 280 horsepower.

Like its Vanilla cousins, the Type R will be built in the British factory located in Swindon. Expected to hit dealerships Europe-wide in 2015, the hottest Civic ever made could cost around €35,000.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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