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2023 Honda Civic Type R stripped bare! Epic renders reveal new all-paw monster in all its glory - but will there be an electric shock?

New Honda Civic Type R stripped bare! (credit: Kolesa.ru)

You can't keep secrets on the internet, and as soon as Honda revealed a camouflaged teaser of its incoming Honda Civic Type R, the web got to work removing said camouflage so we could take a closer look.

And so here in all its snarling, burbling beauty is what we think the new Type R will look like, with these renders clearly based on the official image reveals of Honda's Toyota Supra and Nissan Z fighter.

So what do we see? The giant wing is present, of course, and so is a centre-mounted triple-stack exhaust, taking centre stage in a significant rear diffuser.

The lightweight blacked-out alloys are present, sitting as they do beneath the swollen wheel arches, and still they hide the deep-red brake calipers.

The front is all business, too, with a mesh grille hiding the all-important cooling equipment, with the long, thin DRLs sprouting from them.

The big question, of course, is what will be powering it? Rumours had abounded that the new Civic Type R will be packing a new electrified powertrain that pairs a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine with two new electric motors for a total system output of 294kW.

New Honda Civic Type R render. (credit: Kolesa.ru) New Honda Civic Type R render. (credit: Kolesa.ru)

That would be lots, and enough to keep up with a new generation of Japanese vehicles joining the almost-300kW club.

But the latest rumours being reported in the USA point to the new Civic Type R forgoing the batteries for a more familiar powertrain, and possibly a version of the vehicle's current powertrain, only with the outputs dialled up from their current 228kW and 400Nm.

Either way, we're ready to be impressed by the new Civic Type R, and with the wait almost over, all will be revealed soon enough.