Honda Motor Company on Thursday, 21st July, revealed its all-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R. The car is the most powerful model in Type R’s 30-year history, the Japanese automaker said.
Civic Type R will be available in five striking colours: Historic Championship White – a Type R exclusive finish revered by Honda enthusiasts, Rallye Red, Boost Blue, Crystal Black Pearl and Sonic Grey Pearl. Pricing and additional details on the 2023 Civic Type R will be provided closer to launch this fall, the company said.
2023 Civic Type R is the sixth variant since it debuted in Japan as a 1997 model. Only the second Civic Type R model was sold in the United States. The all-new 2023 Civic Type R recently set a new production-car front-wheel drive track record at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, home to the Formula 1 Honda Japanese Grand Prix 2022, securing its legacy as the best performing Civic Type R ever.
“Even in this year of the Honda SUV, it’s great to be part of a brand that remains focused on the thrilling performance and joy of driving delivered by the all-new Civic Type R,” Mike Kistemaker, Assistant Vice-President, Honda Sales, American Honda, said. “Type R is about more than speed, power and handling. It’s how a great car makes you feel that really matters and that’s what the all-new Civic Type R is all about,” he added.
Based on the 11th generation Civic Hatchback, the Civic Type R driving feel is increased even further by enhanced suspension and steering performance. A turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is paired with an improved six-speed manual transmission and rev-matching system.
Its more aggressive stance is accentuated by wider rear doors exclusive to Type R, a redesigned rear spoiler, and a reshaped rear bumper that reveals its signature three-round exhaust outlets and new rear diffuser.
Type R’s iconic red seats, carpet and trim, and a serialized Type R plate now placed on the dash are new for the 2023 model year. Suede-like upholstery with a high friction coefficient reduces body slippage in high-G driving situations.
A new +R driving mode exclusive meter design allows the driver to obtain necessary information instantly, with a graphic engine rpm display, rev indicator lights, and gear position indicator placed at the top. A lower multi-information display can show vehicle information selected by the driver.
The Honda LogR data logger provides real-time information on the mechanical movements of the vehicle and vehicle behavior resulting from the driver’s input. Other key features include a stopwatch to record lap times and the ability to share driving videos.