Honda has revealed the 2023 Honda Civic Type R at a special event in Los Angeles with NTT INDYCAR SERIES superstar driver Colton Herta behind the wheel. The all-new Honda Civic Type R is the most powerful model in Type R's 30-year history and has been engineered from the ground up to deliver thrilling performance with an addictive driving experience – both on road and on the racetrack.

Honda has revealed the 2023 Honda Civic Type R which is the fastest, most powerful Honda-branded vehicle ever offered in the U.S. Based on the all-new 11th generation Civic Hatchback, the Civic Type R combines performance with a low and wide design and a new high-performance cockpit experience. Only the second Civic Type R model ever sold in the United States, the all-new 2023 Civic Type R recently set a new production-car front-wheel drive track record at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, securing its legacy as the best performing Civic Type R ever.

"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," said Mike Kistemaker, Assistant, Vice President of Honda Sales at American Honda. "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."

This new car features a lightweight and highly rigid body that helps improve high-speed stability and sharp responses. This Nürburgring-tuned and tested, Civic Type R's driving feel is increased even further by enhanced suspension and steering performance. This car also gets a more powerful and responsive version of Honda's award-winning turbocharged 2.0-liter engine paired with an improved six-speed manual transmission and rev-matching system for a more intimate and rewarding connection with the driver.


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The 2023 Honda Type R is a longer, lower, wider, muscular yet sleek, and sophisticated design that features beautifully integrated advanced aerodynamics to achieve well-balanced downforce, as well as a reduction of drag. The design features include fenders flaring out over lightweight wheels, a front bumper design with a honeycomb grille mesh, larger front fender grilles and a new side sill design behind the front wheels, a redesigned rear spoiler, and a reshaped rear bumper that reveals its signature three round exhaust outlets, and a new rear diffuser. 

Civic Type R's all-new interior features Type R's iconic red seats, carpet, and trim, and a serialized Type R plate now placed on the dash are new for the 2023 model year. This car also gets suede-like upholstery with a high friction coefficient which reduces body slippage in high-G driving situations. A new +R driving mode offers an exclusive meter design that allows the driver to obtain necessary information instantly, with a graphic engine rpm display, rev indicator lights, and gear position indicator placed at the top. A lower multi-information display shows vehicle information selected by the driver.

Other key features of the 2023 Honda Civic Type R are The Honda LogR data logger which provides real-time information on the mechanical movements of the vehicle and a stopwatch to record lap times and the ability to share driving videos. This car will be available in five colors which include Historic Championship White which is a Type R exclusive finish, Rallye Red, Boost Blue, Crystal Black Pearl, and Sonic Grey Pearl. Honda has said that the pricing and other details will be available closer to the launch of the vehicle which is scheduled for this fall. The major rivals of Honda Civic Type R are Subaru WRX STI, Hyundai Veloster N, and Dodge Charger


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