Honda is preparing the next chapter of Type R performance. While the company has still not revealed too much about some of the core details lurking beneath the surface, the Japanese car giant has released a pair of teaser photos for the 2023 Type R that help provide a better look at the exterior and help shed some light on what’s in store for Type R fans and how it builds on the standard Civic sedan.
Skin Tight Wrap Hides Revamped Exterior Design
While the outfit that Honda slapped onto this particular example obscures some of the more elaborate details, the prominent ones still make their mark on the eyes. The front fascia features larger grilles and covered intakes that help pump more air into the engine, while the side profile is adorned with larger wheels, and it appears that the side rockers are also slightly larger. The Type R rear has thicker haunches and a smaller rear spoiler that still promises to deliver unimpeded rearward vision while also pumping out the downforce.
The look here (albeit veiled) is less busy than the current generation Type R, which came loaded with odd angles, creases, and lines that made the design chaotic and unevenly applied. The rear triple pipes are retained, and they still serve as a very prominent signature trait of the Type R. The photo dump didn’t include the interior but look for the space to also see its fair share of updates, including sportier seats and higher quality materials to reflect its target market better.
When Can I Buy A 2023 Honda Civic Type R
The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is slated to go on sale early next year, with pricing and final performance numbers potentially being released in future teaser content. This new iteration will most likely be powered by an updated version of the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that could help nudge the Type R further up the 300 hp barrier; This iteration could perhaps come with an optional automatic to help the Type R mesh better with younger buyers that might not want to shift it yourself and prefer the magic of an automatic transmission.
In the meantime, Honda revealed that the 2023 Type R’s next stop is the famed Nurburgring race track for intense performance testing and perhaps a few attempts at breaking time attack records.
Carl Malek has been an automotive journalist for over 10 years. First starting out as a freelance photographer before making the transition to writing during college, his work has appeared on numerous automotive forums as well as websites such as Autoshopper.com.
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