The engine won’t be the same one featured in the all-new Civic Type R. “Sure, the Type R’s 2.0-liter turbo is a great engine, but by 2018, that would be old news. We need to take things forward. As a celebratory model, the sports car must be special, so it must have a new powertrain and a unique chassis,” the snitch said. Car and Driver, citing Japanese magazine Holiday Auto, said that the automaker is looking to Mitsubishi for inspiration on its new engine. Yes, Mitsubishi. The plan is to craft a two-stage boost system that is electronically aided, think an electric supercharger and a normal turbocharger (among other components). That setup will power a 2.0-liter inline-four which will be mated an eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle.