New technical specifications on the 2023 Honda Civic Type R have been leaked online, revealing key details of the JDM-spec model.

These numbers are from an official hot hatch brochure that was shared with the Civic XI forum. While we already knew what to expect from the new car based on a similar leak in July, this one reveals previously unknown details about the car.

In terms of power, we know that the new Civic Type R is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. This brochure reveals that the engine is good for 326 hp and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. That’s a touch up on the outgoing FK8-generation model which delivers 316 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) in both Japanese and European spec, meaning the new FL5 Civic Type R delivers on Honda’s promise. to be its most powerful Type R. model.

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Then there is the weight. This brochure says the new Type R tips the scales at 1,430 kg (3,152 lb). This represents a gain of 40 kg (88 lb) over the generation FK8 model, although it should be noted that the car’s stated weight will likely vary depending on the market and the different weighting systems used.

The brochure also confirms that the car’s 1st to 6th gear ratios are identical to those of the FK8 model, although the final drive has been changed from 4.111 to 3.842. In theory, this should give the FL5 model a higher top speed than its predecessor, although Honda hasn’t given a figure yet.

Various other improvements to the Civic Type R will also give it more performance than the old model. Suspension and steering systems have been improved over the FK8 car and Honda has already won a new front-wheel-drive lap record at the Suzuka Circuit with the 2023 model. It is also expected to attempt a new lap record. FWD lap at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, likely snatching the record from the Renault Megane RS Trophy R.