If Otaku Thursday was a treasure trove of JDM cars, then Anime Expo was the host of the cream of the crop, displaying a slew of new itasha that I have yet to see. These were truly one of a kind cars that you wouldn’t normally see out on the streets, but here they are, this medley of Honda itasha, gathered in one place so drivers can show their passion for anime culture.
When I first heard about the new Honda Civic Type-R, the first thing about it that caught my eye was the look of it. The brushed aluminum black paint job along with the red accents immediately caught my attention; those are my two favorite colors to pair. Along with the sleek looking body, the engine roof exhaust vent and rear spoilers in particular, the Civic Type-R looked to be a very attractive car for me. I also have a bit of a soft spot for Hondas, having driven a 2004 Honda Accord EX as my very first car. When I read the news that the Civic Type-R was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, I had to know the specs and more importantly, how much was it going to cost.
What’s under this new Honda Civic Type-R besides the icicles that have formed on the undercarriage? It’s got a new 2-liter turbo engine, 280 horse power, Brembo brakes, and a body kit that would make car fans turn green with envy. News like this isn’t exactly kept a secret since it’s pretty out in the open that this car is lusting over the FWD Nurburgring record.
Since we are partial to all things lighting related, we noticed the LED lights on the roof bar! This looks pretty appropriate for the snow and winter that the Civic Type-R is conquering at the moment. Rumor has it that the VTEC turbo engine will have 300hp, but only time will tell.
While Xenon white LED daytime running lights look great with their stunning glow, not everyone may prefer the white look and might opt for the classic amber yellow look. Amber yellow is also a great choice for LED daytime running lights because they give off that classic vibe, yet are still a huge difference from the stock look. These LED daytime running lights are great for someone who wants to stay classy, but give off a bit of a different vibe as well.
The new Honda Civic Type R has been spotted doing extensive testing and in super incognito wrap as well. You can’t see much under all of that camouflage wrap, except for some red brake calipers that look like it’s from Brembo and some pretty bad-ass red bucket seats. Honda has recently released a press statement stating that this Type R model will be the fastest one that has ever been made.
Honda concept cars have always looked the same as the ones that roll off the production line, so except the models out in 2015 to look the same.