Last week Honda unveiled the 2023 Civic Type R, but it stopped short of announcing any specs or detailing the changes under the hood. Honda only stated that the new Civic Type R will be the most powerful Type R yet. Now a new leak might have the info we’ve been craving.
Tire Meets Road reportedly intercepted a brochure for buyers in Japan, which reveals the power ratings for the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. It looks like the JDM version will have 326 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 309 pound-feet of torque at 2,600 rpm. This means that the new Civic Type R has an extra 10 hp and 15 lb-ft. compared to the last JDM-spec CTR.
Here in the United States, the last-generation Civic Type R had 10 less hp than the model in Japan. If that stays the same this time, then the 2023 Civic Type R might have around 316 hp here. We already know that the four-cylinder will be mated to a six-speed automatic and all that power will only go to the front wheels.
We’re still waiting to see how much the Civic Type R weighs too, which will give us an idea of how much more fun the new CTR will be.