According to Auto Express, Honda is tweaking its flagship hot hatch, the Civic Type-R. Not only does it get more power, it could be sold in white. Auto Express reckons that the company is testing the car around Swindon, where the factory is based.
Any power hike is likely to be small however, as extracting more from the already wrung-out engine would probably entail feeding it with higher-octane fuel than you can get here in the UK. It's already one of the few cars that manages to deliver 100hp per litre, with a quoted 200bhp from its two-litre four-pot mill.
Other tweaks are likely to involve the suspension and running gear and, according to the report, a link with Japanese tuning specialist Mugen is also possible.
It's an end-of-life kicker for the Type-R, as the new Civic is on its way. That won't arrive in the UK until 2006, but it'll be revealed for the first time at next week's Chicago Motor Show.
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