Honda has reportedly approved production of a new Civic Type-R. It could be officially announced at the Paris Motor Show.

Honda has reportedly approved production of a new Civic Type-R.

Autocar says the model will be announced at the Paris Motor Show and a concept could debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. A production model will follow shortly thereafter, probably within a year.

As we have previously reported, Honda's general manager of research and design has said the car will feature "special bumpers, wheels, spoilers and seats." We can also expect a retuned suspension for improved handling.

Power could be provided by a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with approximately 210 hp (157 kW / 213 PS). It could enable the hatchback to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 150 mph (241 km/h).

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Honda Civic Type-R approved for production - report