The Honda Civic Type R and Honda NSX concept cars will make their UK debuts at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June. The productions versions of both the much-anticipated models will go on sale during 2015, when Honda will also re-enter Formula 1, supplying engines to the McLaren team.
The road-going NSX will feature a hyrbid powertrain, making use of a turbocharged petrol engine powering the rear wheels, and electric motors driving the fronts. Its ultra-modern, if muted, styling follows the theme laid out by its all-time-great forebear, the original Ayrton Senna-developed NSX of 1990.
The wildly-bespoilered Civic Type R makes a significant contrast. It will feature a 2.0-litre, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine, sending its 280bhp plus to the front wheels. With track-honed handling, the driving experience should live up to its illustrious predecessors.
Both cars will take centre stage on Honda’s stand throughout the Festival of Speed weekend of 26-29 June.