The Japanese manufacturer today launched the new Honda Civic Type R. The car will go on sale early next year. Learn more about this model.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Civic model and the 25th anniversary of the Civic R Type, the Japanese concern presented the next generation of its sports compact. Even before its official debut, the new model set a lap record for front-wheel drive cars at the Suzuka circuit, which only increases the expectations. Let’s take a look at what’s causing the heatwaves from the Land of the Rising Sun to stop today.
Honda Civic Type R (2023) – body
The new Civic Type R is based on the 11th generation Honda, but is lower and wider than that, further strengthening the sporty stance of the Japanese hatchback. Front bumper with large entry door ensures better air flow to the engine, a specially designed mask with vent improves airflow around the front of the car. Deep side skirts, a diffuser integrated into the floor and a large rear wing are other items whose function is to improve the aerodynamic characteristics of the Type R.
They hide in the extended wheel arches Mat black 19 inch rims and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tiresand behind the rims look two-piece brake discs and red Brembo calipers. In addition to the Championship White color shown in the image, customers will be able to choose from four other body colors – Rallye Red, Racing Blue Pearl, Crystal Black and Sonic Gray.
Honda Civic Type R (2023) – interior
The interior of the Honda Civic Type R, as in the standard model, is functional and well-made, and thanks to the sports accents, it does not let you forget that we are dealing with a hot hatch, and not a “normal” hybrid. The sports seats are accented with red upholstery, the seat belts, carpeting and door panel stitching are also the same color. It also comes to that steering wheel trimmed with Alcantara.
However, what draws special attention in the cabin is manual transmission lever. While competitors use modern automatics or dual-clutch transmissions, Honda remains classic. We can see next to the jack change the car modewhich affects the driving characteristics of the engine, steering and suspension. Voluntary Comfort, Sports and + R and new – Individual modewhich allows you to customize your settings.
Honda Civic Type R (2023) – engine
The Japanese have not yet revealed the exact parameters of the new Civic Type R, but at least they confirmed that it will go under the hood of this model. modern power unit from the predecessor. The list of changes made to this 2-liter motorcycle includes, among others, a new turbocharger and a redesigned exhaust system. In fact, it is expected to be “the most powerful VTEC turbocharged engine in the history of the Type R”. This means that its power to the point it will exceed 320 hpbecause that’s what the predecessor had.
Honda Civic Type R (2023) – price
The manufacturer announced that the Honda Civic Type R will go on sale in Europe early 2023. Therefore, we will have to wait a little longer for the official price list, but considering the current state of the market, it can be assumed that the new Japanese hatch will cost more than before. more than PLN 200,000.
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