F1 champion Max Verstappen recently got behind the wheel of an all-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R and drove it to its limit at Hungary’s Euro-Ring Circuit. This model is Honda’s most powerful version yet, featuring a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine generating 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
It also boasts a larger grille opening, bigger radiator and a new large-diameter fan improve engine cooling to ensure sustained, optimal performance during extreme driving. Inside, you’ll find the Type R’s iconic red seats, a redesigned aluminum shift knob, and a serialized Type R plate on the dashboard. The also driver sits lower than previous models, thanks to a lighter, body-stabilizing sport seat. On the technology side, it includes a 9-inch color touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto compatibility, Qi-compatible wireless charging and a Bose Centerpoint premium sound system.
- A build for Formula 1 fans – Construct a detailed model replica of McLaren’s 2022 F1 car with this LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 Race Car (42141) building set for adults
- A close collaboration – The LEGO designers worked closely with the team at McLaren Racing, with both sets of experts developing their version of the car at the same time for the 2022 race season
- Modelled on the real car – Includes features like the V6 cylinder engine with moving pistons, steering, suspension and differential for precision cornering
Type R is very important for Honda as the pinnacle of our factory performance and an irreplaceable brand that enables enthusiasts to experience Honda’s racing spirit, and seek the ultimate in speed and driving pleasure. The all-new Civic Type R will continue that legacy, leveraging Honda’s racetrack-proven engineering to deliver extreme performance and passion—both on the road and on the racetrack,” said Hideki Kakinuma, global Civic Type R development leader.