Honda has a newly designed Civic Type R coming to the showroom soon as a 2023 model, and a new video released on Thursday shows a prototype being rigorously tested in preparation for a record effort in Nুরrburg.
Previous generations of the Civic Type R have occasionally recorded in ‘Ring for Front-Wheel-Drive Production Car’ and we wouldn’t be surprised if the new one has what it takes. The car has already claimed the record at the Suzuka International Racing Course.
The front-wheel-drive record at Nürburgring currently stands at 7: 40.1, which was set in 2019 by the Renault Megan RS Trophy R.
Prototypes of the new Civic Type R have been being tested in public for more than a year, including Nবারrberg. U.S. fans will see a prototype during the Indica Round at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course scheduled for July 1-3.
Farewell Civic Type R, the fifth generation of nameplates, is a favorite here Motor authorityAnd Honda says performance will be improved for the redesigned model.
What we do know is that the latest Civic family, introduced for the 2022 model year, has benefited from a tougher platform than its predecessor, and this will especially help the new Type R. We are talking about 8% good torsional rigidity and 13% good flexion rigidity.
2023 Honda Civic Type R Prototype Test at Suzuka International Racing Course
The latest civic family interiors (Si interiors shown above) also saw a big step in technology and refinement. Digital screens are used for gauge clusters (a partial digital screen is available on standard and high-line models with a full digital screen) and infotainment, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto included as standard.
It is not clear what drivetrain mode is planned for the Type R, but a version of the outgoing model’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 will be placed under the hood, possibly higher than the current 306 hp and 295 pound-feet. Torque is a 6-speed manual and front-wheel drive will probably be standard.
Production of the Type R will be conducted in the United States for the first time. It will be built at the same Greensburg, Indiana, plant where regular Civic hatchbacks are already closing the line.