2023 Honda Civic Type R full details revealed

2023 Honda Civic Type R full details revealed

KUALA LUMPUR: The all-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R made its global debut in July this year. Back then, Honda introduced it as the most powerful model in Type R's 30-year history, while keeping the power figures and other key specifications undisclosed. Well, now it’s time for the full reveal. 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How much power does the 2023 Honda Civic Type R have?

    The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine dishing out 315 hp of maximum power and 420 Nm of peak torque.
  • What mechanical changes does the new Honda Civic Type R get?

    The new Civic Type R benefits from an upgraded engine and 6-speed manual gearbox along with the improved suspension and braking setup.
  • 2023 Honda Civic Type R

    The automaker has confirmed that the upgraded 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine under the bonnet of the latest Civic Type R dishes out a maximum power of 315 hp at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 420 Nm at 2,600 - 4,000 rpm. That means, almost 9 hp and 20 Nm more than its predecessor.

    The re-tuned mill not only provides a boost in power but also promises better response, claims Honda. As for the enhancements, it features a redesigned turbo, freer-flowing air intake, and an updated exhaust system mated to an active valve which now unrolls at higher rpm.

    2023 Honda Civic Type R

    Also, the 6-speed manual gearbox now houses a lighter flywheel and a quicker rev-match system. Honda designers also modified the suspension setup (dual-axis strut front and multi-link rear) to derive better straight-line stability and steering feel. The braking system has also improved with front brakes now featuring dual-piece rotors.

    2023 Honda Civic Type R

    The new hot hatch comes with four driving modes, comprising an Individual mode that enables drivers to pick and mix their desired setups for the engine, steering, and damper settings.

    "Type R is very important for Honda as the pinnacle of our factory performance and an irreplaceable brand that enables enthusiasts to experience Honda's racing spirit, and seek the ultimate in speed and driving pleasure," said Hideki Kakinuma, global Civic Type R development leader. "The all-new Civic Type R will continue that legacy, leveraging Honda's racetrack-proven engineering to deliver extreme performance and passion—both on the road and the racetrack."

    2023 Honda Civic Type R

    Design-wise, the 2023 Honda Civic Type R benefits from a bucket load of tweaks inside and out. Some of the important ones are -

    • A sporty honeycomb grille mesh paired with a more aggressive bumper 
    • Bigger front fender grilles
    • Redesigned side sills
    • A distinctive rear spoiler

    2023 Honda Civic Type R

    • A restyled rear bumper and a new rear diffuser
    • 19-inch matte black rims shod with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres
    • An iconic red Honda badge on the steering wheel.
    • A new digital instrument cluster with +R mode-specific displays and Honda’s LogR data logger system for real-time information on the car’s movements
    • Type R sports seats wrapped in Red suede-effect upholstery

    2023 Honda Civic Type R

    The new Civic Type R will soon go on sale in the US market. Information as to when it will come to Malaysia is not available at the moment.

    Also read: 2022 Honda Civic e:HEV launched in China; When will it come to Malaysia?

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