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2023 Honda Civic Type R With OEM Accessories Gets Walkaround Treatment

Hot hatch made hotter with Honda Access upgrades.

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loaded FL5-generation Civic Type R made an appearance. The hot hatch’s Honda Access carbon fiber rear wing, which weighs 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram) less than the original aero piece, was painted Sonic Gray Pearl. Red side mirror caps contrast the body aesthetically yet blend in with the always-red front seats.

On the inside, there is even more red to be seen because the six-speed manual’s red leather anodized aluminum gear knob is one of the Honda Access modifications. The back seats are black with red stitching and seatbelts, continuing the striking design of the red floor. While the European-spec horn is an intriguing choice, browsing the OEM accessory catalog also reveals a wireless charging pad and even paint protection film.

Honda has publicly displayed the new CTR but has yet to formally disclose the technical details. Compared to the type it replaces, the turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine reportedly makes 10 more horsepower and 15 more pound-feet (20 Newton-meters) of torque.

Acquaint Yourself With The New CTR:

Thus, the JDM-spec vehicle has an as-yet-unconfirmed 326 horsepower and 420 Nm (309 lb-ft). Keeping in mind that the previous Civic Type R had 10 fewer horsepower in the US, the new model would have 316 horsepower if the same criteria applied. The outdated CTR was just as potent in Europe as its Japanese counterpart.

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Honda is probably going to provide all the specifications in the upcoming weeks as the FL5 will go on sale this fall. Last but not least, the Continental ContiSport 6 tires have been replaced with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, and the wheels have shrunk from 20 to 19 inches. Instead of the former 245/30, the rubber is now broader at 265/30.