Honda unveiled the most powerful Type R ever, the all-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R.
Honda revealed the legendary sports car at a special event in Los Angeles with NTT INDYCAR SERIES superstar driver Colton Herta behind the wheel.
Type R is based on the new 11th generation Civic Hatchback and blends class-leading performance, a low and broad design that improves the thrill of driving, and a new immersive high-performance cockpit experience.
The ultralight and highly rigid frame of the new Type R improves high speed stability and handling performance. The high-performance Civic is outfitted with a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, a six-speed manual transmission, and a rev-matching system.
The all-new 2023 Civic Type R is lower, wider, and longer, with a sleek and sporty appearance. Muscular fenders protrude from lightweight wheels with wider tires. A new, more aggressive front bumper design incorporates a sporty honeycomb grille mesh that mirrors the intricate honeycomb trim found inside the cabin. Airflow efficiency is improved with larger front fender grilles and a new side sill design behind the front wheels. Its more aggressive stance is enhanced by Type R-exclusive wider rear doors, a redesigned rear spoiler, and a reshaped rear bumper that reveals its signature three round exhaust outlets and new rear diffuser.
Interior characteristics The iconic red seats, carpet, and trim of the Type R, as well as a serialized Type R plate now mounted on the dash, are new for the 2023 model year. With a graphic engine rpm display, rev indicator lights, and gear position indicator placed at the top, a new +R driving mode exclusive meter design allows the driver to obtain necessary information instantly. A lower multi-information display shows vital vehicle information.
New Type R is offered in five attractive shades – Historic Championship White, Rallye Red, Boost Blue, Crystal Black Pearl and Sonic Grey Pearl.