Leaked: Honda Civic Type R Exclusive Color Options

Championship White is part of the list!

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The 11th generation Honda Civic Type R should make its official debut sometime in the next few weeks. Honda confirmed many times it will arrive in the summer of 2022 as the most powerful and best-performing Civic Type R ever. As the official debut gets closer, we’re learning new details on the next Type R. While we are still waiting on official confirmation of the specs and performance figures, we learn new details about the exterior finishes available at launch.

Leaked: Honda Civic Type R Exclusive Color Options
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According to a member of the Civic 11 Forum who apparently has access to U.S. dealership information, the next Civic Type R will be offered with a choice of five different paints:

  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Boost Blue Pearl
  • Sonic Gray Pearl
  • Rallye Red
  • Championship White

Of all these paints, the most famous is the Championship White. It was first used on Honda’s 1963 F1 car and was reserved for very special Honda models with a sporting heritage, like the ’R’ editions of the NSX, Integra, Accord, and Civic. Just like with the previous generation, all these five colors will be available with contrasting black and red accents. The same black and red combination will also be applied to the interior.

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The same post reveals that the new car’s chassis code will be FL5. The next Civic Type R will be based on the new generation Civic Hatch - chassis code FL2 when equipped with the 2.0-liter engine. The FL5 model will feature a more aggressive design, with a revised front and rear fascia and a larger rear wing. As for the engine, rumors suggest the next Type R will be offered with the same 2.0-liter turbocharged VTEC four-cylinder found in the tenth-generation Type R. In the current iteration, the engine dishes out 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, but for the 2023 model year rumors suggest the output will be increased to about 330 horsepower. These figures, while not a lot more impressive, will put the next Type R on par with two of its chief rivals, the Volkswagen Golf R and the Toyota GR Corolla. As for the transmission, the new Type R will continue to be offered with a six-speed manual, but rumors are also suggesting a dual-clutch automatic gearbox is also a possibility.

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Honda also announced that the next Type R will be the fastest front-wheel drive production car around the Nurburgring. This means it will have to beat the Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R’s time of 7 minutes and 40.10 seconds from 2019.

Source: Civic 11 Forum

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