Honda Adds Three New Engines to Earth Dreams Line

2015 Honda Civic Type R U.S. Release Date

The 2015 Honda Civic Type R hits the manufacturer’s in-house track.

Unfortunately, it’s not likely that we will ever see a 2015 Honda Civic Type R U.S. release date but we’re hoping that could change before the new Civic Type R is released in European markets some time in 2015. We understand that we’re being a bit greedy, seeing as we haven’t even received the redesigned Civic coupe and sedans yet, but when you look at everything that this sporty car has to offer, you can understand where we’re coming from.

The Type R is set to be formally introduced at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show which begins this week, but Honda has released a few photos of the sporty looking car taking some laps around the manufacturer’s in-house test track. The shell of the Civic is still there, but the added modifications really separate the Type R from its more reserved counterpart.

While the design is something that we wish we could get here in the states, perhaps the aspect of the 2015 Honda Civic Type R that we’re most jealous of is the engine. Honda just recently unveiled three all-new VTEC turbo engines which will add to the expanding line of Earth Dreams technology engines. Fuel economy ratings have not been released yet, but Honda has said that the engines will provide class-leading efficiency. That doesn’t come as much of a surprise, as Earth Dreams technology is increasing the efficiency of just about every engine that gets equipped with it.

honda-turbo-vtec-engine-civic-type-rHonda has also stated that the three engines will provide class-leading performance. The new engine that will be found under the hood of the new Civic Type R is a 2.0-liter, direct injection, four-cylinder turbo engine. The engine is capable of 280 PS, which in our language is roughly 276 horsepower. The new consumer-grade engine was even enough to impress Honda’s WTCC driver Gabriele Tarquni who said he was impressed by the power and torque of the engine.

“This car is very close to my racing car,” Tarquini said, “and you can feel very well the DNA of Type R.”

To hear more from Tarquini, and to see him take the 2015 Civic Type R for a spin, check out the video below. As we said, we hope that this car makes an appearance in the states, but only time will tell.