According to a recent report, the 2015 Honda Civic Type-R will feature a turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol engine with more than 250 bhp (186 kW).

New details are starting to emerge about the 2015 Honda Civic Type-R.

Auto Express is reporting the car will be far more powerful than originally expected. According to their sources, the model will feature a turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol engine with direct injection. It will reportedly produce more than 250 bhp (186 kW) and could be connected to a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

With a targeted weight of less than 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs), Honda expects the Civic Type-R will be able to claim a new Nürburgring lap record for being the fastest front-wheel drive model. As you may recall, the current record is held by the Megane RS Trophy which posted a time of eight minutes and eight seconds.

Unfortunately a three-door hatchback isn't in the cards, but the company could be considering an estate version to be sold alongside the five-door variant.

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