What might be one of the files The bone was expected reveal year, Honda just gave the world its first complete look at The all-new Civic Type R 2023 At an event in Los Angeles. While the Type R versions of the Civic have been available in the rest of the world since 1997, this one is Only the second generation of Civic Type R To come to the United States on the basis of Eleventh generation Civic hatchback that was Introduced for 2021, the design is more advanced than the last CTR.
New Civic Type R: Exterior
The previous generation’s stressed-out design, the racer, has gone, “I take my hat back and vape,” replaced by clean lines all around on a longer, lower, and wider body. Aside from the large spoiler, hood opening, and red Type R badges, the rest of the new CTR is roughly accurate. Especially in Historic Championship White, the exclusive Type R paint color you see here.
Up front, Honda gave the Type R a big lower grille — look closely, and you can see a massive intercooler behind it — a front lip spoiler, and the red badge we’ve come to expect on Type R products.
The good news is that Honda says that every scoop or vent on the Type R is fully functional for cooling, aerodynamics, or both. Air vents behind the front wheels help cool the front brakes, and an opening in the bonnet pulls hot air out of the engine compartment.
Outside, a huge black pavilion is in operation, once again. The rear bumper is unique to the R type, with an updated version of Triple-outlet exhaust we saw in the last generation of CTR and rear diffuser strips.
2023 Honda Civic Type R: Interior
The interior of the Type R looks great, based on the significantly improved interior of the eleventh generation Civic. The biggest update with the new Type R: more red upholstery. The seats, which were red with black accents, are now all red, and even the carpet is now red instead of black. The seats are upholstered in a suede-like material. Having sat in it, they are fantastically enthusiastic and shouldn’t have a problem holding the driver in place during tough cornering.
New Civic Type R: engine and drivetrain
Honda’s familiar 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine returns, as does the six-speed manual transmission with automatic rev-matching (which, thankfully, you can turn it off). The Nürburgring’s suspension and steering have been tuned to be more responsive and precise.
Honda has also added a new driving mode called +R, which is activated by a button near the transmission. For now, we only know that this button invokes a new performance-focused layout for the dashboard (displays large horizontal RPM readings) and center display (with additional gauge readouts for coolant temperature, oil pressure, and more). We suspect that the +R mode also calls for more engine settings and a more powerful chassis, but we’ll have to wait for details on all of that.
The Type R also gets a track-oriented data logging system called Honda LogR, which records real-time vehicle information such as pedal pressure and steering angle, along with a stopwatch to record lap times and a camera for videos.
2023 Civic Type R: Performance and Power
As for performance, well, Honda hasn’t released any details about horsepower, torque, 0-60 or something. The ’23 Type R is definitely faster than its predecessor on the right track: Honda recently set a front wheel drive record at Suzuka With a prototype of the car you see here. Honda says the 2023 Type R will be Honda’s most powerful car ever in the US; Those numbers, along with pricing details, will be available later this year.
We’ll have to wait for more details as the Civic Type R goes on sale soon. The Type R is set for a full launch this fall.
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