Honda Civic Type R: arriving early 2023

The Honda Civic has been a part of the automotive scene for fifty years, and one of its most exciting releases is the Civic Type R. Because this car has already broken the lap record at Suzuka’s front-wheel drive circuit and because Honda says in its press release that the team’s turbocharged VTEC engine is the most powerful ever installed on a Type R. The last generation engine offered 320 hp, how many horses for this block? Honda is currently maintaining the confidentiality of this information.

If there are no technical data at the moment, then it is known that modifications made to the engine make it the most powerful VTEC unit installed under the hood of the R-type.

Compared to the older generation, the newcomer shows a more discreet look, despite the many aerodynamic accessories. It’s also lower and wider, with flared wheel arches to accommodate 19-inch aluminum wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. The rear doors and tailgate were specially developed for the Type R to improve the aerodynamics of this car. Brembo brakes have been improved and retain the previous generation’s two-piece discs. At the rear, a triple exhaust outlet enhances the character of this car.

If it's less aggressive than the previous generation, the Honda Civic Type R is still a separate production sedan.  This confirms his lap record at Suzuka.
If it’s less aggressive than the previous generation, the Honda Civic Type R is still a separate production sedan. This confirms his lap record at Suzuka.

Numerous aerodynamic elements adorn the Civic Type R’s body, such as the side spoiler behind the front wheels, the “floating” spoiler at the rear that is lower and wider and adopts new arches in die-cast aluminum. The rear diffuser is also more spacious and is integrated directly into the lower body. To maximize air intake under the hood, there is a wide grille and a new slim hood that now features an air intake. Under the hood, if Honda doesn’t provide technical data, we know that the 2017 Type R has seen its turbo redesign thanks to work on the shape and number of turbine blades, and the Civic Type R 2023 also adopts a highly efficient modified exhaust system that improves the power-to-weight ratio. , as well as torque and maximum speed compared to the previous generation. The six-speed fixed gearbox is optimized with an automatic picture system that ensures that the rotational speed is matched when changing gears. It is also equipped with high-strength parts and adopts high-strength aluminum crank and optimized transmission pattern that enhances gear shifting precision.

In addition to Championship White, the new Civic Type R can be worn in Rallye Red, Racing Blue Pearl, Crystal Black and Sonic Grey.
In addition to Championship White, the new Civic Type R can be worn in Rallye Red, Racing Blue Pearl, Crystal Black and Sonic Grey.

On board, the atmosphere is close to the Civic e:HEV, but we are entitled to light sport seats covered in red suede, just like the classic R-type steering wheel cover. In order to improve its handling, the driver can switch between the performance settings (Comfort, Sport and +R), these have an effect on the engine, steering, suspension and engine sound. For the Type R, a new mode called “single model” is included that customizes the driving experience. In addition, the Honda LogR data logger has been extensively overhauled. It now collects performance data collected by onboard sensors using a smartphone app to monitor and record a variety of parameters in real time. Il dispose d’un chronomètre qui enregistre les temps au tour, d’une modélisation 3D des pneus affichant la capacité d’adhérence maximal des pneus que le véhicule peut atteindre, une fonction de notation innovante innovante lience quiide a comp. a path…

The red atmosphere prevailing on board.  See the beautiful aluminum gearshift knob and dashboard display also specific to this Type R.
The red atmosphere prevailing on board. See the beautiful aluminum gearshift knob and dashboard display also specific to this Type R.

See you this fall to finally know all the features of the new Honda Civic Type R, as well as its pricing. The first models will be delivered in Europe at the beginning of next year.

Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe, said:
“Through exceptional developments and the use of motorsport-derived technologies, we have even exceeded the capabilities of the isolated and stripped version of the previous model…,” said Tom Gardner, Senior Vice President, Honda Motor Europe. We can’t wait to see it!

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