2023 Honda Civic Type R for Sale in West Springfield, MA
Already Setting Records
The 2023 Civic Type R will soon appear in showrooms with a record-setting achievement already under its belt. It set a new front-wheel-drive production vehicle track record at the Suzuka Circuit, the site of the Formula 1 Honda Japanese Grand Prix 2022; a feat that confirms the car’s status as the best-performing Civic Type R ever.
We’ll have to wait for specific engine information, but Honda promises this car will be the most powerful Type R ever. That means it will beat the engine output of the previous model, which stands at 306 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Honda tells us that the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder will be paired with a rev-matching, six-speed manual transmission. As is tradition, Type R models only come with a three-pedal setup.
Thanks to a lower and wider aerodynamic design, the new Type R offers a sleek and dynamic exterior that coincides with what’s under the hood. The signature rear spoiler and a redesigned rear bumper increase downforce, while enhanced body panels and larger front fender grills improve airflow and reduce drag.
Also unique to the Type R are wider rear doors and a distinctive tri-tip exhaust configuration. Another standout feature is a honeycomb-pattern front grille that mimics the dashboard mesh. In addition to Championship White, a famed Type R-exclusive color, buyers can also choose from Rallye Red, Boost Blue, Crystal Black Pearl, or Sonic Grey Pearl.
Starting with the highly regarded cabin from the latest Civic hatchback, Honda adds unique touches to enhance the driving experience. Classic Type R red covers the seats and trim, along with red accent stitching and trim. And Honda uses a suede-like upholstery for the seats to reduce body slippage during spirited driving. Capping off the interior is a numbered Type R plate mounted on the dash.
Civic Type R drivers will also have access to extensive performance information. A new +R driving mode details engine rpm, rev indicators, and gear position. At the same time, a data logger records vehicle activities, including lap times and driving videos.