The rumor comes from a source at Honda's R&D center who said that "our car will be the fastest front-wheel-drive model around the Nurburgring
when it goes on sale. And we will do whatever we need to in order to make that happen." That will include incorporating a new suspension set-up that will help minimize torque steer and other performance enhancements such as a mechanical limited-slip differential and possibly even rear-wheel seating. These improvements, however, aren't cheap and Honda wants to make sure the car will cost no more than £25,000 in order for it to remain competitive against the likes of the Renaultsport Megane 265 RS Trophy.