Honda Unveils New Civic Type-R and Keeps Fans Happy by Retaining Manual Gearbox and Powerful Turbo Engine

Honda Unveils New Civic Type-R and Keeps Fans Happy by Retaining Manual Gearbox and Powerful Turbo Engine

  • Honda has removed the camouflage off its highly-anticipated new Civic Type R model set to go on sale in 2023
  • The car retains its six-speed manual gearbox and a turbocharged engine that we saw on the previous generation
  • This new model is special to the Japanese carmaker as Honda celebrates 30 years of Type R and 50 years of Civic

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Honda pulled the wraps off its latest Civic Type R hot hatch destined for our shores in 2023.

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The new Civic Type R is based on the 11th-generation Civic hatchback. Image: Honda Press
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Honda released a few details of its new hot hatch that set a new production-car front-wheel drive track record at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, a company release states.

We know that a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine generates unknown power figures, and power is sent to the front wheels only via a six-speed manual gearbox.

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There are different driving modes to choose from, including a new +R driving mode exclusive meter design that provides information to the driver.

These include engine rpm, rev indicator lights, and gear position indicator placed at the top, IOL reports.

Volkswagen's new Golf R “20 Years” Aniversary Edition with 245kW is the most powerful production Golf ever

One car that could compete with the new Honda Civic Type R is Volkswagen's latest Golf R, Briefly News reports.

It's hard to believe that 20 years ago, Volkswagen launched the V6-powered R32, and now in 2022, the carmaker celebrates the flagship performance Golf with a “20 Years” edition.

According to Volkswagen, the latest model celebrates the 20-year success story of the Volkswagen R and, above all, the Golf R – a story that started with the Golf R32, a legend with 177 kW, the iconic 3,2-litre six-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive Volkswagen.

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Volkswagen claims a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 4,6 seconds.

The R-community has fans all over the world and unites car enthusiasts who have a passion for agility, sporty design and performance suitable for everyday driving.

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