Honda Civic Type-R to be confirmed at the Paris Motor Show with debut set for Geneva in 2013

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Lotus’ withdrawal from the Paris Motor Show was disappointing, to say the least, but all’s not lost, especially if you’re the optimistic type.

Despite the lack of Lotus’ presence, we now know that one automaker will be making an official announcement regarding the state of one of its own cars in Paris. We’re talking, of course, about Honda and the 2013 Civic Type-R.

Spy photos of the 2013 Civic Type-R around the Nurburgring have been taken in the past months, but it’s only now that information has come from Honda insiders, who told Autocar of the Civic Type-R’s confirmation notice in Paris and subsequent preview at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. These same insiders didn’t divulge any further details surrounding the car, which of course brings back speculation on what kind of engine the new Civic Type-R will carry under its hood.

We’ve made our guesses that the Civic Type-R could carry an output of about 220-230 horsepower, alluding to our opinion that the car’s track-oriented focus will most likely lead to Honda giving full attention to the car’s chassis, handling, and engine specs.

None of this is confirmed, but we’re nevertheless ecstatic to find out that the 2013 Civic Type-R will be officially announced at the Paris Motor Show with the preview set to take place at Geneva next year.


Source: Autocar

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  (1332) posted on 08.30.2012

Honda has been successful in showcasing their cars over the years. I think it will be a good year for them as well with the Geneva Motor Show.

  (531) posted on 08.24.2012

Why they are giving this model away for a sweepstakes? Could it be that this unit is not appealing, so they came up on that kind of promotion?

  (328) posted on 08.22.2012

The Civic will be one of the noise-maker on the Paris Show. What are the sets of this Civic that will be debuting on the next Geneva Motor Show?

  (517) posted on 08.22.2012

The disappointment of Lotus fans will now come to an end because Honda will surely show off something spectacular through their supercars.

  (647) posted on 08.14.2012

If you are a Honda car lover, you will surely making your way to see this model. If you love to collect this kinds of car, better be ready for the released of Honda Civic Type-R on 2013.

  (596) posted on 08.13.2012

Those who did not see the lotus, they will surely make their way to see this new honda model.

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