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2023 Honda Civic Type R: The Fastest Civic Type R Ever

Engineered to Excite

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Turbocharged Power. Impeccable Performance.

An internationally-renowned machine that’s both track-ready and street-legal.

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2.0-Litre Turbocharged VTEC® Engine

At the core of the Civic Type R is a heart-stopping, direct-injected 2.0-litre, 16 valve VTEC® turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces a jaw-dropping 315 horsepower* and 310 lb.-ft. of torque*.

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Four Exhilarating Drive Modes

Staying in control is all about understanding and adapting to different driving scenarios. That’s why the Civic Type R features four driver-selectable modes: Individual, Comfort, Sport, and +R. Each mode adjusts settings such as steering and throttle response, the Adaptive Damper System (ADS), and transmission rev-matching.

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Full Throttle Ahead

Put the Type R’s throaty engine in the palm of your hand with the short throw 6-speed manual transmission with Rev-Match Control. Then, do what you will with the road.

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Adaptive Damper System (ADS)

Whenever the mood strikes, simply use the ADS to adjust the damping force for a different driving feel.

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Differentials That Make a Huge Difference

Built to conquer every curve, the Type R’s helical Limited-Slip Differential (LSD), along with its dual-axis independent strut front suspension, are engineered to help give you optimal control through turns.

Take to the Streets With Bold Style

Designed to cause a stir with styling that’s as striking as it is functional.

Skirt Package

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Skirt Package

The Civic Type R has always been shaped by the modern racetrack. And this tradition continues with a skirt package consisting of front, side, and rear spoilers with a crisp black, racing-inspired styling line.

Skirt Package

The Civic Type R has always been shaped by the modern racetrack. And this tradition continues with a skirt package consisting of front, side, and rear spoilers with a crisp black, racing-inspired styling line.

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Explore the Civic Type R's Colour Options

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¾ driver side front facing view of 2023 Civic Type R model in Rallye Red colour
¾ driver side rear facing view of 2023 Civic Type R model in Sonic Grey Pearl colour
Championship White
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Feel the Drive With an Interior That Feels Good

Now you’ll know exactly what it feels like to step into a sports car.

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A Proper Racing Cockpit

From the moment you open the door, every carefully-crafted feature will tell you one thing: you’re stepping into a race car. Sit in the red suede-effect fabric sport seats with side supports and embossed “Type R” logos, and you’ll know exactly how a race car driver feels.

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Aluminum Shift Knob and Sports Pedals

If you want to become one with your sports car, tactility is key. That’s why the Type R is equipped with an aluminum shift knob with suede shift boot and aluminum-trimmed sport pedals. Because a 6-speed manual transmission isn’t amazing if it doesn’t feel amazing, too.

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Type R Serial Number Plate

Every Civic Type R is a limited edition and is emblazoned with a unique serial number plate, so that every time you sit inside the cockpit, you’re reminded you’re part of an exclusive worldwide club.

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Red Bucket Sport Seats

Welcome to your new throne. Exclusive red Type R-etched suede-effect fabric sport seats with side supports will ensure you and your copilot feel like kings of the road.

History in the Making. Again.

Every step forward the Type R takes is informed by its rich racing past.

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You Win Some. You Win Some More.

When you’ve conquered some of the world’s most renowned racetracks with six consecutive Formula One Constructor’s Championships, you begin to search for new challenges. This was the case for Honda’s engineers, and the genesis for Type R.

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A Sign of the Incredible Lap Times

To Soichiro Honda, racing was the pinnacle of automotive art. Hence the Type R emblem: an insignia denoting the pursuit of the type of car that has racetrack performance at its very core.

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A Badge of Racing Honour

The red Honda badge isn’t only an eye-catching accoutrement. It’s a badge of honour that represents Honda’s proud racing linage and our commitment to performance engineering.

A New Standard for Standard Tech

Feeling the drive is easier when you can stay fully connected to your Type R.

TFT Display

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10.2" Colour TFT Driver Meter Display

The Driver Information Interface on the 10.2" fully digital colour TFT display gives important system readouts and even connects you to your music, navigation system, and more, all with a touch of a button on the steering wheel. And the built-in rev indicator located above the TFT display signals optimum gear shift points. All to help you get to know your machine more closely.

10.2" Colour TFT Driver Meter Display

The Driver Information Interface on the 10.2" fully digital colour TFT display gives important system readouts and even connects you to your music, navigation system, and more, all with a touch of a button on the steering wheel. And the built-in rev indicator located above the TFT display signals optimum gear shift points. All to help you get to know your machine more closely.

Closeup of steering wheel and TFT driver meter display, featuring odometer, speedometer, temperatures, and other vital car info.

Honda LogR™

Improve your driving skills by learning from each and every exhilarating drive.

Smartphone App

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LogR™ Smartphone App

Connect to your Type R with LogR™. This innovative app uses your vehicle’s onboard computer to track and save your acceleration, deceleration, and cornering data to help sharpen your driving habits and save seconds off your lap times. It also lets you monitor your Type R’s air, water, and oil temperature in real-time through the vehicle’s touchscreen display. You’ll wonder how you ever raced without it.

LogR™ Smartphone App

Connect to your Type R with LogR™. This innovative app uses your vehicle’s onboard computer to track and save your acceleration, deceleration, and cornering data to help sharpen your driving habits and save seconds off your lap times. It also lets you monitor your Type R’s air, water, and oil temperature in real-time through the vehicle’s touchscreen display. You’ll wonder how you ever raced without it.

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Tech Designed to Help Keep You Safe

The Civic Type R has intuitive technologies designed to help keep you, and everyone around you, safer.

Active Safety

Honda Sensing® Technologies

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    Traffic Sign Recognition

    Traffic sign recognition displays traffic-sign information to assist the driver while the vehicle is moving forward. The camera is designed to recognize traffic signs and display their information on the Driver Information Interface.

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    Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

    The LKAS* is engineered to gently correct your steering if you begin to leave a detected lane without signalling, applying torque progressively to the steering to help guide you back to the centre of the lane.

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    Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System

    The FCW system* is designed to detect the presence of vehicles in front of you and issue audible, visual, and tactile alerts if you’re approaching with too much speed. If you fail to respond, CMBS® is triggered into operation.

  • Sideview of white Civic Sedan. Blue sensor waves and lines emit from the front.
    Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System

    The LDW system* is designed to monitor vehicle lane position and issue visual and tactile alerts if your vehicle drifts into another detected lane without signalling.

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    Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System

    The RDM system* is designed to help steer and even apply brake pressure if it detects that your vehicle may leave the road.

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    Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

    The ACC system* is designed to keep a constant speed and set following interval behind a vehicle detected in front of you, including the ability to start and stop the vehicle with the flow of traffic.

Honda Sensing® Technologies

  • 3/4 rear view of white Civic Sedan. Blue sensor waves and lines emit from the front, detecting a traffic sign.
    Traffic Sign Recognition

    Traffic sign recognition displays traffic-sign information to assist the driver while the vehicle is moving forward. The camera is designed to recognize traffic signs and display their information on the Driver Information Interface.

  • 3/4 front view of white Civic Sedan. Blue sensor waves and lines emit from the front.
    Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

    The LKAS* is engineered to gently correct your steering if you begin to leave a detected lane without signalling, applying torque progressively to the steering to help guide you back to the centre of the lane.

  • View, out windshield, over driver’s shoulder, showing Type R in traffic. Blue sensor waves emit from the front.
    Forward Collision Warning (FCW) System

    The FCW system* is designed to detect the presence of vehicles in front of you and issue audible, visual, and tactile alerts if you’re approaching with too much speed. If you fail to respond, CMBS® is triggered into operation.

  • Sideview of white Civic Sedan. Blue sensor waves and lines emit from the front.
    Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System

    The LDW system* is designed to monitor vehicle lane position and issue visual and tactile alerts if your vehicle drifts into another detected lane without signalling.

  • 3/4 rear view of white Civic Sedan. Blue sensor waves and lines emit from the front.
    Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) System

    The RDM system* is designed to help steer and even apply brake pressure if it detects that your vehicle may leave the road.

  • Front view of white Civic Sedan. Blue sensor waves and lines emit from the front.
    Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

    The ACC system* is designed to keep a constant speed and set following interval behind a vehicle detected in front of you, including the ability to start and stop the vehicle with the flow of traffic.

Learn More About the Civic Type R

To explore more, download the Civic Type R vehicle specifications.

3/4 front view of white Type R racing on a track.
3/4 front view of white Type R racing on a track.

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