What We Know About the 2023 Civic Type R

It is a hatchback based on the 11th generation FL5 Honda Civic chassis.

It is wider than the base Civic hatchback and wears the 265/30R19 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S.

That means a smaller wheel size than the FK8, which was ridden on the 20s.

The 2-liter VTEC turbo engine from the FK8 Civic Type R is being reused here, but is now "even more powerful and responsive."

Honda calls it "the most powerful Type R ever made" and importantly does not specify a sales market for that claim.

This set a new lap record for FWD cars around the Suzuka Circuit with a time of 2:23.120.

It beat the FK8 Type R Limited Edition (you know, the yellow one) by 0.873 seconds.

It's not a ton, but we can pronounce it with some info about the current Civic chassis.

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