New 2023 Honda Civic Type R specs

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The next generation of the Japanese hatchback opponent of the Mercedes A45 AMG and the Volkswagen Golf R was recently revealed. This 2023 Honda Civic Type R is presented as the most powerful Type R with the four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged gasoline engine. Officially announced details about the specs are not yet publicly available.

However, a lately leaked brochure given to a customer confirmed that the new FL5 model will be delivering 326 hp (243 kW) at 6,500 rpm and 309 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque beginning at 2,600 rpm. The previous FK8 model produced 316 hp with 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque, with US versions featuring 10 hp less power. The advancement from the prior generation also includes an additional 10 hp and 15 lb-ft (20 Nm). The wheels include wider 265/30 R19 tires than the previous model, and the manual transmission will be the only choice for this model as well. The exterior features a redesigned wing generating downforce, a new diffuser, better airflow for improving the turbo efficiency for additional power output increase, and reduced weight of the vehicle in general. 

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R will guarantee premium quality in combination with driving excitement as a result of the high-performance specs and sporty touches in the minimalistic interior. The design on the inside includes a 9.0-inch display on the dashboard, wireless charging probability, and most likely wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The seating position will be slightly lower with the possibility of a different range of driver modes for individually choosing various settings such as the suspension, or engine sound. Other details like the actual weight of the vehicle, possible hybrid versions, and eventually all-wheel drive (AWD) powertrains are unknown. These will be officially presented at the launch in late 2022, with the first deliveries at the beginning of 2023.

It is also unrevealed how much the model will cost, but rumors expect a price to start somewhere around $40,000 that will target a huge range of customers.

Article Source: Car Magazine UK
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