Honda has released a design sketch for the Civic Type R concept which will be officially revealed in early March at the 84th Geneva Motor Show.

Honda has released a design sketch for the Civic Type R concept which will be officially revealed in early March at the 84th Geneva Motor Show.

The highly anticipated Civic Type R is set for a 2015 release in production form and it seems it will adopt a much more aggressive appearance than the standard model. The beefier body kit features wide tracks with vented wheel arch extensions while at the back the rather spectacular rear wing hosts futuristic taillights giving the hot hatchback a very special look.

Other important changes include the implementation of a quad exhaust system and a rear diffuser, along with bespoke black alloy wheels and a matte black finish which starts at the rear bumper and surrounds the entire car.

Its heart and soul will be a newly developed 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder Earth Dreams gasoline engine delivering at least 277 bhp (206 kW) but it is believed Honda is targeting an output of around 300 bhp (224 kW) transferred to the front axle exclusively through a six-speed manual gearbox. The range-topping Civic will come with a stiffer chassis and with standard adaptive rear dampers which are optional on the Civic Tourer.

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Honda Civic Type R concept set for Geneva launch next month