FAITHFUL TO THE LINE – After a long wait, the Japanese house unveils the new one Honda Civic type R which will arrive in Europe at the beginning of 2023 remaining faithful to the “hard and pure” approach that made previous generations famous. Enthusiasts thank you.
YOU DON’T KNOW THE POWER – The new Honda Civic type R it is powered by an updated version of the Type-R 17YM engine, the 4-cylinder turbo 2.0 already used by the previous generation, of which, however, the house has decided not to announce the technical characteristics yet, such as the power (previously it was 320 hp) . We know, however, that there are several improvements made to the engine such as the new turbocharger, which now features a compact housing to improve the overall efficiency of the unit, the turbine optimized in the number and shape of the blades to increase power and improve airflow. The exhaust system has also been revised, which comes in the classic form with three exhaust terminals aligned horizontally and arranged in the center of the extractor. Even the manual transmission six-speed gearbox has been optimized and equipped with a renewed automatic “heel toe” (rev-maching) system.
IT STOPS THANKS TO SAN BREMBO – To curb the exuberance of the Honda Civic type R 2023 the new Brembo brakes and an improved temperature control and cooling system take care of it, thanks to a new radiator that should guarantee optimal performance even in difficult conditions, such as intense use on the track.
MORE SOUND BUT ALWAYS STRONG – From an aesthetic point of view, the new one Honda Civic type R it definitely is more sober compared to the previous one, while remaining undoubtedly a gritty car and well planted on the ground. The now iconic rear wing has been confirmed, this time supported by more elegant die-cast aluminum supports. You can also see the large grille, which maximizes the air flow towards the engine, working in synergy with the new bonnet, which in turn has an air intake developed to optimize the entire flow of air to the front. . The side spoilers positioned behind the front wheels, as well as the new wider diffuser integrated into the underbody, also ensure greater downforce. The colors available include the Championship White (in the pictures), Rallye Red, Racing Blue Pearl, Crystal Black and Sonic Gray.
THE DATA LOGGER – The cockpit of the Honda Civic type R very similar to that of the other versions, however, updates have been made that characterize it. For example, the sports seats with suede upholstery and the manual gear lever with aluminum knob are new. The driver can choose between various configurations for engine, steering, suspension and engine sound: in addition to the Comfort, Sport and + R modes, there is the new “Individual Mode”, which allows you to customize the car according to your wishes. The powerful data recorder Honda LogR returns in a deeply updated version. It is now able to combine the performance data collected from the car’s sensors with the smartphone app to help drivers monitor and record a variety of parameters in real time. Among the main functions, a stopwatch for record lap timesa 3D graph of the grip circle to show the maximum force that can be developed by the tires, and a scoring system that helps improve the rider’s skill on the circuit.