The new generation Honda Civic Type R is named the fastest and most powerful Honda ever offered in the US. The presentation of the novelty took place in Los Angeles.

The sporty Civic Type R is built on the basis of the eleventh generation Honda Civic, which appeared in 2021. The new version of the Civic has a more aggressive design of bumpers and grilles, a small slot is made in the hood, original side skirts are installed, a large rear wing on the tailgate, a triple exhaust in the center and wheels with wide low-profile tires and wheels of the original design.

The interior of the Civic Type R is decorated in a combination of black and red, with contrasting red stitching on the steering wheel, armrests, manual transmission lever cover. Installed sports seats with advanced lateral support and integrated headrests. The dashboard display can display chronometer readings and g-force values, while the central touch screen additionally displays the parameters of the car's systems.

The new Honda Civic Type R is a true old-school hot hatchback. The car is front-wheel drive and does not have any hybrid technology.

However, Honda has not yet disclosed the characteristics of the engine. It was only announced that under the hatchback's hood is a "more powerful and responsive" version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, coupled with a six-speed manual transmission and rev-matching system. Recall that on the previous Type R for the US market, the output of the 2.0-liter engine was 306 horsepower (310 metric horsepower).

By the way, during the preparations for the world premiere of the new Honda Civic Type R recognized  the fastest front wheel drive car on the Suzuka circuit in Japan. Then he was spotted at the Nurburgring in Germany. Supposedly in an attempt to beat the current front-wheel drive production car record, the Renault Megane RS Trophy-R Nürburgring Pack, of 7 minutes 40.1 seconds.

More details about the new 2023 Honda Civic Type R, including pricing, will be revealed in the fall, closer to series production dates. 

Source: Honda

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
15 years driving