Fortunately, reports straight from the automaker has stated that this won’t be the case. The development of the next Honda Civic Type R is going in the right direction as it could have at least 270bhp from a 2.0-litre engine.
According to a spokesperson from Honda’s R&D department, Yasuhisa Arai, the power is necessary in order for the car to top the Renault Megane 265 Trophy which is currently the fastest production front wheel drive car that lapped the Nurburgring.
Despite the 270bhp targeted output, the engineers at Honda are aiming for atleast 300bhp. On top of this, they are also developing a track focused suspension set-up which would minimise the effects of torque steer and the car will also feature a limited slip differential at the front.