The 2023 Honda Civic Type R, a global high-performance icon revered by car enthusiasts around the world, was unveiled this afternoon at a special event in Los Angeles with NTT INDYCAR SERIES superstar driver Colton Herta at the wheel. The new Honda Civic Type R is the most powerful model in the 30 years of history of the Type R, and was designed from the ground up to deliver exhilarating performance with an addictive driving experience, both on the road and on the track.
The new Civic Type R, the pinnacle of factory Honda performance, is the fastest and most powerful Honda-branded vehicle ever offered in the United States. Based on the 11.a The next generation of the Civic Hatchback, the Civic Type R combines class-leading performance with a low, wide design and a new premium cabin experience that heightens driving excitement.
“Even in this ‘Year of the Honda SUV’, it’s great to be part of a brand that remains focused on the exhilarating performance and driving pleasure offered by the new Civic Type R,” he said. Mike Kistemaker, assistant vice president of sales for Honda at American Honda. “The Type R is about more than speed, power and handling. What really matters is how you feel about a great car, and that’s what the new Civic Type R is. .”
The Civic Type R is recognized worldwide as a symbol of extreme performance and appeal, with six variants since its debut in Japan as a 1997 model. The all-new 2023 Civic Type R, the second model to be sold in the United States, recently created a new record for a production car with front-wheel drive on the Suzuka circuit (Japan)venue for the 2022 Formula 1 Honda Japanese Grand Prix, securing its legacy as the most successful Civic Type R in history.
Performance Driven Engineering
A new lightweight and highly rigid bodywork helps improve high-speed stability and precise scalpel responses. Tuned, tuned and track-tested at the Nürburgring, the Civic Type R’s famously addictive driving feel is further enhanced by improved suspension and steering performance.
An even more powerful and responsive version of Honda’s award-winning 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is paired with an upgraded six-speed manual transmission and rev-matching system for an even more intimate and rewarding connection with the driver.
Powerful aerodynamic design
Longer, lower and wider, the rugged yet sleek and sophisticated design of the new Type R features advanced aerodynamics that are seamlessly integrated for well-balanced downforce and reduced drag.
The fenders flare on lightweight wheels wrapped in larger tires. The new, more dynamic design of the front bumper features a sporty honeycomb grille that echoes the intricate honeycomb moldings inside the cabin. Larger front fender louvers and redesigned side sills behind the front wheels improve airflow efficiency. Its more combative attitude is accentuated by wider rear doors unique to the Type R, a restyled rear spoiler and a restyled rear bumper that reveals its three round exhaust tips and a new rear diffuser.
The Civic Type R will be available in five eye-catching colours: Historic Championship White (an exclusive Type R finish loved by Honda enthusiasts), Rally Red, Boost Blue, Crystal Black Pearl and Sonic Gray Pearl.
Immersive cockpit experience
The all-new interior of the Civic Type R encourages intense driving experiences with emotive, performance-oriented details and features. The Type R’s signature red seats, carpets and trim, along with its nameplate now placed on the dash, are new for the 2023 model year. Suede upholstery with a high coefficient of friction reduces slipping of the body in extreme situations. handling.
A new designer of the medidor exclusivo del modo de manejo +R allows the conductor to obtain the necessary information of instantaneous form, with a graphic visualization of the revolutions of the motor, the luces indicadoras of the revolutions and the indicator of the position of the march colocados in the upper portion. A lower multi-information display may display driver-selected vehicle information.
The Honda LogR data recording system provides real-time information on mechanical vehicle movements and vehicle behavior resulting from driver input. Other key features include a stopwatch to record lap times and the ability to share driving videos.
Pricing and additional details on the 2023 Civic Type R will be provided closer to launch this fall.