The all-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R has been rendered, and it looks much more aggressive than the regular variant. However, like the new-generation Honda Civic, the Type R should also ride on the same platform that’s evolved, compared to the outgoing variant.
Reportedly, the new platform is much stiffer than before, and all models should have benefits from it, especially the Type R. In addition, a more rigid chassis will raise the performance limits of the forthcoming model. In terms of performances, many suggest the new Type R will deploy a hybrid all-wheel-drive system, like the one we saw on the Acura NSX.
2023 Honda Civic Type R Exterior
The renderings of new 2023 Honda Civic Type R reveal an attractive design and nearly the same dimensions as the regular hatch. However, the Type R has a slightly longer wheelbase and wider rear track from the information that we got.
Despite that, the styling is aggressive, thanks primarily to the sizeable rear wing, vent-laden front, rear bumpers, wheels, and bright red Honda badges. The new Type R should also receive suspension upgrades that will result in a much better ride and handling characteristics.
Inside, the new 2023 Honda Civic Type R will adopt a similarly toned-down design as the regular model. In addition, it will feature plenty of sporty stance, keeping the same seating layout. The modified platform is used and assumes more legroom and headroom behind. Like the standard model, the Type R will fit comfortably five passengers. The new free-standing central touchscreen of the 9-inch screen should be standard as the digital instrument cluster.
As you probably know, so far, the manufacturer used the same screen on top model Touring. Besides, we also expect this model to hosts a HondaSensing safety suite, AppleCarPlay/Android Auto, wireless smartphone charger, and much more.
2023 Honda Civic Type R Powertrain Specs
As we mentioned, the upcoming 2023 Honda Civic Type R will be most likely to adopt the same engine as the Acura NSX. The hybrid all-wheel-drive system consists of three electric motors running off a lithium-ion battery pack. There is one per front wheel, and a third is placed between the engine and transmission to eliminate turbo lag.
Under the hood, this model also uses a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 using premium gasoline, producing 573 horsepower and 476 lb-ft of torque. This engine uses a 9-speed dual-clutch unit with paddle shifters mounted beneath the steering wheel.
Release Date, Price
The debut of the new Honda Civic Type R will probably happen sometime next year. As we said, the renderings are available, and the forthcoming high-performance model looks much more aggressive than the regular variant. However, it also has a more sporty cabin and plenty of advanced technology available.
We are very excited because Civic will finally get the Type R treatment. As for the price, a hybrid AWD variant could cost beyond $40,000. However, if Honda decides to stick with FWD, it could cost slightly less or around $38,000.