Honda presents 2023 Civic Type R, the most powerful of its line

2023 Honda Civic Type R

Following its teaser last week, Honda has unveiled the newest version of the Civic Type R.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • What powers the 2023 Honda Civic Type R?

    The vehicle is equipped with a 2.0-liter engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission and rev-matching system.
  • What are the available color options for the 2023 Honda Civic Type R?

    The newly launched model is offered in the following hues: Historic Championship White, Rallye Red, Boost Blue, Crystal Black Pearl, and Sonic Grey Pearl (new color option).
  • Based on the 11th-generation Civic Hatchback, the 2023 Honda Civic Type R has a low and wide design and “has been engineered from the ground up to deliver thrilling performance with an addictive driving experience” on and off the track.

    2023 Honda Civic Type R

    The Japanese automaker’s arm in the United States said that the latest offering is the fastest Honda-branded vehicle ever offered there and is the most powerful Type R in the nameplate’s history.

    "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," American Honda Assistant Vice President for Sales Mike Kistemaker was quoted as saying.

    2023 Honda Civic Type R

    "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.

    The all-new model is equipped with a 2.0-liter engine matched to a six-speed manual transmission and rev-matching system.

    2023 Honda Civic Type R

    The newest Honda Civic Type R wears muscular fenders, updated front and rear bumpers, honeycomb mesh grille, new side sills, redesigned spoiler, a new rear diffuser, and three round exhaust outlets.

    The 2023 Honda Civic Type R will be offered in five body colors: Historic Championship White (a Type R-exclusive finish), Rallye Red, Boost Blue, Crystal Black Pearl and Sonic Grey Pearl (new color option).

    2023 Honda Civic Type R

    Inside, the 2023 Honda Civic Type R is tailored with red seats, carpet and trim, and serialized Type R plate now placed on the dashboard.

    Further, the newly-revealed model features a new +R driving mode exclusive meter design that dishes out the necessary information instantly, with a graphic engine rpm display, rev indicator lights, and gear position indicator placed at the top. It also has a data logger (Honda LogR) that provides real-time information on the mechanical movements of the vehicle and vehicle behavior resulting from the driver's input.

    2023 Honda Civic Type R

    Moreover, the vehicle is scheduled to go on sale in Japan by September 2022.

    Photos from Honda USA

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