The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is now on sale. However, the brand doesn't publish official specs for the model's acceleration. This video at least offers an idea of what the new CTR can do. It's not perfect, though. A single run is not enough to get an accurate average of the car's quickness. Also, the course looks slightly damp in the brief view we get of the asphalt.
The Civic Type R in this video reaches 62 miles per hour in 5.7 seconds. Then, 124 mph comes up in 20.6 seconds. The car covers 1,000 metres in 24.8 seconds.
Gallery: 2023 Honda Civic Type R: First Drive
The acceleration time to reach 62 mph is a bit slower than we'd expect. In Motor1.com's First Drive Review of the Civic Type R, the estimated period to hit 60 mph was 4.8 seconds or about a second quicker than the machine in this video.
Honda reports the 2023 Civic Type R's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder produces 315 bhp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Buyers can only get the model with a six-speed manual gearbox driving the front wheels.
A recent dyno video showed Hondata evaluating the new Civic Type R. It found the latest CTR making 327.3 bhp and 359.53 lb-ft at the wheels. These were significant gains over the factory specs. In comparison, the previous-gen model produced 316.75 bhp and 334.10 lb-ft on the dyno. That works out to gains of just shy of 11 bhp and around 25 lb-ft between the two vehicles.
The new Civic Type R is in high demand. Honda recently had to stop taking orders in Japan to make sure it had the components to supply vehicles for the folks who already bought one. This issue didn't affect the United States and Europe because of the way the automaker allocated the model in the different markets.