Kenichi Nagahiro, Honda’s s top powertrain engineer announced that the company is working on a diesel-powered Civic Type-R.

"As long as it is in keeping with the Type-R brand we will do it. But high revving has to be part of it and that’s what we’re working on."

Rumors say that the Type R D will be powered by the most powerful version of next year’s new 2.2-litre diesel, which will be launched in the new Accord. It’s likely to have at least 180bhp and 320lb ft of torque.

Source: AutoCar

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3 comments:

  (132) posted on 10.26.2007

True, doubt it will really change anything for the most of people

badestofthebad  (608) posted on 10.24.2007

still just a y civic

tango  (372) posted on 10.24.2007

High revving? That’s the definition of performance at Honda, as it always has been. And they intend to do this with a diesel. And here I was thinking Honda had grown up. The thrill of thrashing a car every day of its life gets old very quickly in the real world. As Honda has seen with the S2000. It wasn’t the runaway success that 240hp from a NA 2.0L was supposed to be, was it Nagahiro-san?

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