Honda unveils twin gems in Geneva

Honda unveils twin gems in Geneva

Honda whetted drivers' appetites on the eve of one of the world's biggest car shows.

Those heading to the Geneva Motor Show (March 5-15) may have missed Wednesday's exclusive sneak preview of two new additions to the Japanese giant's stable.

The pre-exhibition event saw its inaugural NSX supercar production version and Civic Type-R unveiled.

The former should hit UK dealerships this summer with the promise of being Honda's swiftest production vehicle yet. Its carbonfibre/aluminium body fronts a four-wheel-drive-enabled, hybrid powertrain.

This brings exclusively electric motoring or immediate response from the twin-turbocharged petrol and electric energy.

The Civic Type-R is set to hit the road this summer from £29,995 offering 0-62mph acceleration across 5.7 seconds, and a top speed of 167mph.

It benefits from 295lb.ft worth of torque and 306bhp from its new turbocharged 2.0-litre V-TEC engine. Its bulging wheelarches lend it a distinctive look to add to significant aerodynamics.

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