2023 Honda Civic Type R is finally unveiled at an airport event in Hawthorne, California. After the much controversial 10th-generation Civic’s aggressive and excessive exterior design, Honda finally took a step back towards the classic style and exception personality that has had such high sales over the past three decades. Now, the official 11th-gen high-spec Type R package looks classic and sleek. The final view of the solid after we spotted constant camouflaged prototypes since the last year, packs the looks of both a sports car and a regular car too. (Source: Hotcars.com)
What’s New In 2023 ?
The hood heat extractor keeps the modern lines intact, and the integrated front splitter along with the vents behind the wheels complements neatly. The console features a flat, horizontal dash with a smooth shifter. The new seat feature bolsters to the snug driver and front passenger but with manual adjustments.
But there are a lot of talks between the new 2023 Honda Civic Type R and, the Si. Both look better and “should” perform far better than the Integra. With the three exhaust tips, big wing, and stance profile, the new Type R perfectly competes the most famed 2022 Hyundai Elantra N. The 19-inch wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires measuring 265 millimeters wide.
Engine, Performance, Top-Speed & 0-60 Mph
Unfortunately, Honda just focused on the new design more than anything else. But the new Type R runs on the same old 2.0L turbocharged inline-four mated with a six-speed manual. The VTEC four pot offers 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque to the front wheels, with slightly higher ratings. Expect the newer gen’s top speed to be higher than the 169 Mph and 0-60 mph run time of 4.8 seconds (expected). The car doesn’t feature any fancy technologies like sequential gearbox, AWD, and hybrid tech to please its fans. Honda stayed true to its roots with this.
The automaker plans to sell the 2023 Civic Type R for $40,000 (expected) or slightly more than the current $37,895. But, the pricing stands above the base Elantra N’s $32,150 MSRP. If one can get this car with the expected price, it’s the best bang for the buck as none of its competitors create this kind of hype or reliability as the Civic does. This is the reason, why Honda is still going strong with the Civic for 11 generations.