Honda Civic Type-R II Concept

Honda gives us a second glance at the future of the Civic Type-R at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.

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iVTEC turbo

The Type-R II concept is powered by a turbocharged version of the automaker's 2.0-liter iVTEC engine.

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276+ horsepower

The iVTEC engine redlines at about 7,000rpm, but output is expected to be in the neighborhood of 276 horsepower.

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Front wheel drive

The hatchback puts its power to the ground through the front wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission.

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Adaptive suspension

Turbocharging isn't the only new trick that the new Type-R has learned. It also now features an adjustable, adaptive suspension that features four settings for the street and track.

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"+R" button

Pressing a new "+R" button on the Civic's dashboard places the suspension, engine, throttle, and other systems in their most aggressive, track-ready settings.

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Race ready

Honda maintains that the next Type-R will be a race car for the streets and is targeting the Nurburgring's FWD record to prove it.

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5-door configuration

Based on the Euro-spec Honda Civic 5-door, it's unlikely that we'll ever see this car in the US. We may, however, see its engine at some point beneath the hood of another Honda or Acura-branded car.

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Widebody

The widebody construction and aerodynamics spread the Type-R's footprint and hunker the hatchback closer to the ground.

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2014 Paris auto show

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