The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is still covered in camouflage, but we’re still able to see some of its design details, such as the wider wheel arches and side fender vents. Unsurprisingly, the Civic Type R is based on the 11th generation Civic hatch. We’re like what we’re seeing so far. Whereas the previous FK8 looks fussy with its fake vents, this new one looks cleaner and arguably better looking.
Other details that we can now see are its hood vents. The rear wing is slightly smaller than before, though it’s not by any means subtle. This all-new Type R maintains the FK8’s triple exhaust, albeit with the center exhaust now being larger than the outboard exhausts.
Honda still did not provide any hints of what the interior looked like, though don’t expect it to look vastly different from the standard model. The all-new Civic’s premium interior was part of this year’s Ward’s 10 Best Interiors, which means it’s a good canvas for a sporty hot hatch interior.
As for its engine, expect it to be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine just like in the outgoing FK8, though we don’t know if it will receive a power boost. In its current form, this engine produces 310 hp and 400 Nm torque, driving the front wheels via a proper 6-speed manual.
Honda promises that the 2023 Civic Type R will be “best performing” yet, so our expectations are quite high for this all-new model. We can’t wait for Honda to unveil the Civic Type R, which is expected to make its debut next year.