The Type R lineage has been the epitome of affordable and quality performance throughout the years, and Honda makes yet another statement in that space with the release of the all-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R. The Type R returns with a complete redesign as well as some big news regarding its power and performance.
The 2023 Civic Type R received a healthy dose of horsepower for the new model year, putting it above all the previous Type R models power-wise. Powered by Honda’s award-winning turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, the all-new Civic Type R has the power to back its new aggressive yet refined design language. Mated to the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is the new and improved six-speed manual transmission, with rev-matching, for an even more rewarding connection to the driver.
In order to put the power down, the Civic Type R needs all the help it can get in the aerodynamics department, and Honda left no stone unturned. Coming in longer, lower and wider, the new Type R’s muscular and sleek design features functional and beautifully integrated aerodynamics. This improved aerodynamics help reduce drag as well as achieve balanced downforce to help put the power to the road. In order to contain the sporty wheels and tires the Type R comes with, Honda widened the fenders as well as added an aggressive bumper design with a honeycomb mesh grille. There are also larger front fender grilles with a side sill design to help airflow efficiency. This design language follows the Type R to its rear, with wider rear doors, a redesigned spoiler, and a reshaped rear bumper with an all-new diffuser.
The Civic Type R’s all-new interior supports intense driving experiences with performance-focused details and features. The interior is surrounded by Type R’s iconic red seats, carpet, and trim, along with a Type R plate with a serial number on it. Suede-like material covers the rest of the interior. The Type R also features an all-new +R driving mode with an exclusive meter design that allows the driver to obtain crucial information instantly. This exclusive meter design features a graphic engine rpm display, rev indicator lights, and a gear position indicator at the top. The Type R also features a data logger that provides real-time information with the ability to use it as a stopwatch to record laptimes and share videos.