2023 Honda Civic Type R Prototype Makes U.S. Public Debut at Honda Indy 200

  • Prototype of the all-new Honda Civic Type R takes hot laps around Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
  • Highly anticipated hot hatch wears special camouflage during its first public appearance on U.S. soil

A prototype of the all-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R completed a series of demonstration hot laps around the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend, making its first public appearance in the United States to the delight of a large crowd of IndyCar fans and motorsport enthusiasts. Wearing a special camouflage wrap and driven by vehicle dynamics engineer Chad Gilsinger from Honda's North American Auto Development Center in Ohio, the highly anticipated hot hatch also will serve as lead vehicle at the start of Sunday's Honda Indy 200.  

Type R is the pinnacle of Honda factory performance, and the all-new Civic Type R will continue that legacy as the best performing Civic Type R ever when it goes on sale this year. Engineered from the ground up to deliver thrilling performance on the road and the racetrack, the all-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R recently set a new track record for a front-wheel drive car at the legendary Suzuka Circuit, home to the Formula 1 Honda Japanese Grand Prix 2022.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of clean, safe, fun and connected vehicles sold through more than 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. Honda has the highest fleet average fuel economy and lowest CO2 emissions of any major full-line automaker in America, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA)1 latest data. The award-winning Honda lineup includes the Civic, Insight, and Accord, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda's electrified vehicle lineup includes the Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid, Insight and, in the future, Civic Hybrid. In 2024, the Prologue SUV, Honda's first volume battery-electric vehicle, will join the lineup.

Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2021, more than 95% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
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  1. 2021 EPA Automotive Trends Report