All-New 2023 Honda Civic Type R Sets New Benchmark

July 28th, 2022 by

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R was revealed at a special event in Los Angeles with NTT INDYCAR SERIES superstar driver Colton Herta behind the wheel!

The Honda Civic Type R is a global high-performance icon revered by driving enthusiasts around the world.

The all-new 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 on the road and on the racetrack.

The pinnacle of Honda factory performance, the new Civic Type R 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 its class-leading performance with a low and wide design. A new immersive high-performance cockpit experience enhances the exhilaration of driving.

“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.”

Performance-Focused Engineering

2023 Honda Civic Type R

A new lightweight and highly rigid body helps improve high speed stability and scalpel-sharp responses, Track-ready, Nürburgring-tuned and tested, Civic Type R’s famously addictive driving feel is increased even further by enhanced suspension and steering performance.

An even more powerful and responsive version of Honda’s award-winning turbocharged 2.0-liter engine is paired with an improved six-speed manual transmission and rev-matching system for an even more intimate and rewarding connection with the driver.

Powerful Aerodynamic Design

2023 Honda Civic Type R Side Rear

Longer, lower, and wider, the new Type R’s muscular yet sleek and sophisticated design features beautifully integrated advanced aerodynamics to achieve well-balanced downforce, as well as a reduction of drag.

Brawny fenders flare out over lightweight wheels wrapped in wider tires. More design features include:

  • More aggressive front bumper design
  • Sporty honeycomb grille mesh
  • Larger front fender grilles
  • New side sill design
  • Wider rear doors
  • Redesigned rear spoiler
  • Reshaped rear bumper
  • Three round exhaust outlets
  • New rear diffuser
  • 5 exterior colors:
    • Historic Championship White
    • Rallye Red
    • Boost Blue
    • Crystal Black Pearl
    • Sonic Grey Pearl

Immersive Cockpit Experience

2023 Honda Civic Type R Interior

Civic Type R’s all-new interior supports intense driving experiences with emotive, performance-focused details and 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. Suede-like upholstery with a high friction coefficient reduces body slippage in high-G driving situations.

A new +R driving mode exclusive meter design 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 can show vehicle information selected by the driver.

The Honda LogR™ data logger provides real-time information on the mechanical movements of the vehicle and vehicle behavior resulting from the driver’s 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.

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