The 2023 Honda Civic Type R Will be the Most Powerful Civic Ever Made

The all-new 2023 Civic Type R is the most powerful Honda production vehicle ever on offer in Canada. The new Type R is the ideal driving experience in the hot hatch segment, combining class-leading performance with an all-new immersive cockpit experience, and a sleek, muscular new design. It is on sale this fall.

What's Under the Hood?

Under the new vented aluminium hood of the 2023 Type R is an even more powerful version of Honda’s award-winning K20C1 engine.  A redesigned turbocharger improves Horsepower, torque and response. Additionally, increased air intake flow rate and a new more efficient exhaust system are added. This change features a straight-through design and an active exhaust valve used to optimise the size, shape and number of the turbocharger’s turbine wheel blades. This has an impact on the flow path of the intake charge. Therefore, it means the turbocharger generates pressure in a wider range and efficiently.

The turbocharged 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine now produces 315 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. These are improvements of 9 hp and 15 lb.-ft from the previous version. The Civic Type R is one of the most powerful cars in its class per litre, with a specific output of 157.8 hp/litre, up from the previous generation’s 153.3.

A larger grille opening, bigger radiator and a new large-diameter fan improve engine cooling. This ensures sustained, optimal performance during extreme driving. The active exhaust valve opens at higher rpm to heighten and enhance the sound of the engine. Naturally, thus further strengens the driver’s connection with the car.

Want more details on the 2023 Type R Civic? Check out our previous sneak-a-peak article on the Type R Civic!