Honda revealed the latest Civic Type R last week featuring a tried-and-tested hot-spot formula, combining the turbocharged gasoline engine the manual gearbox that has six speeds as well as front-wheel drive. This put an end to the rumors about that the FL5 model will go hybrid, and possibly adopt AWD. There could be some truth to those rumors in the end, especially when it comes to the electrified engine.
If an all-wheel-drive CTR could be in the future, Ko Yamamoto said it’s certainly not on the list. Although it’s technically feasible since the CTR has a platform that is shared with the CR-V but the technical expert doesn’t see any benefits: “It’s not even necessarily faster, but it’s heavier.”
In the same vein, a new video (attached below) is out featuring an image of the VW Golf GTI Clubsport rival with a prototype that is that is painted in Rallye Red. It’s one of five exterior colors that are available, alongside Historic Championship White, Crystal Black Pearl, Boost Blue and Sonic Grey Pearl.
Recent reports suggest that an 2.0-liter gasoline engine can produce 10 horsepower and 15 lbs (20 Nm) more than it did before, while the carbon fiber wing reduces one kg (2.2 pounds) on the JDM-spec Civic Type R. As you’ve probably been told, Honda is installing smaller wheels, but with larger tires, opting for 19-inch sets covered in 265/30 Michelin Pilot Sports 4S.
There’s still many technical specifications we do not know as well as that the same is true for the crucial price information. Honda will unravel the confusion in the coming months when 2023’s Civic Type R goes on sale in the United States this fall.