Honda wants you to know it’s working really hard on the next-gen Civic Type R

Colin
By Colin Wood
Jun 16, 2022 | Honda, Civic, Civic Type R

Photograph Courtesy Honda

In the latest teaser of the next-generation Civic Type R, Honda offers a sizzle reel of the car testing at the Nürburgring, still clad in its signature camouflage.


Informing us that the Type R was testing at the N-ring sometime this past May, the video mixes quick shots of the car at speed with shots of engineers fiddling with the brakes and wheels, all the while splashing text across the screen that informs us that Honda is hard at work making this Type R the best one ever™ with phrases like “Refine the very essence of an automobile” and “Realize the ultimate ‘joy of driving.’”

Honda titled the video “The wait is nearly over,” and once again reminded us that “the most powerful, best performing Civic Type R ever” will be officially unveiled sometime this summer–which, judging from the temperature outside, leads us to believe that we should be seeing an un-camouflaged Type R sometime very soon.

Don't get us wrong, we're eager to see the next-gen Civic Type R (which, if the 2022 Civic Si is anything to go on, should be a smash hit), but after all the teasers Honda has offered us, is there such a thing as too much hype?

Join Free Join our community to easily find more Honda, Civic and Civic Type R news.
Comments
View comments on the GRM forums
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/16/22 9:01 a.m.

Yay.

OnTheChip
OnTheChip New Reader
6/16/22 10:20 a.m.

I want a coupe.

trucke
trucke SuperDork
6/16/22 10:57 a.m.

I have a 10th gen Type R and an 11 gen Si.  The new Type R is going to be fantastic!

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
6/16/22 11:17 a.m.
OnTheChip said:

I want a coupe.

Want vs. being thankful Honda is willing to invest into a new low production car at all.

kevinatfms
kevinatfms GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
6/16/22 12:44 p.m.

Will a manufacturer ever offer a factory "mule" paint job? The crazy paint could be a hot seller.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/16/22 1:44 p.m.

I hope they're working really, really hard to not have it look like a Decepticon.

pointofdeparture
pointofdeparture UltimaDork
6/16/22 2:54 p.m.

I have a feeling that Honda is getting whacked really hard by the ongoing global supply constraints, and keeps doing these reminders to try and keep the hype going enough to keep people from wandering into a competitor's dealership while they get component supplies figured out.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/16/22 3:02 p.m.

In reply to kevinatfms :

I second this motion. I feel like too many of those test patterns just go to waste once the car gets unveiled to the public.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
6/16/22 3:03 p.m.

In reply to pointofdeparture :

That's a really good point.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
6/16/22 4:03 p.m.

What do you suppose is the significance of three tailpipes - one big one in the middle, flanked by two smaller ones.

madmrak351
madmrak351 Reader
6/16/22 4:31 p.m.

In reply to stuart in mn :

In my dreams: the center is the main exit from the turbo. The ones on either side are from the twin waste gates. And the engine/ transaxle are rear mounted......

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand UberDork
6/16/22 6:40 p.m.

But where does this leave the Integra?

with phrases like “Refine the very essence of an automobile” and “Realize the ultimate ‘joy of driving.’”

Is the Integra just chopped liver?  

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/16/22 9:44 p.m.
stuart in mn said:

What do you suppose is the significance of three tailpipes - one big one in the middle, flanked by two smaller ones.

It looks different?

The current CTR is this way too, by recollection.

Our Preferred Partners
31QQWg0WqywYL0tfaYy8mjZQghDMpxyzaBe20HHj11zu62OnJpvo5ROrp2r5LV32