As for power and performance figures, well, Honda is yet to provide us with any. It has, however, stated that this is the "most responsive and powerful Type R ever", meaning it should better the 228kW/400Nm churned out by its predecessor, thanks to the fitment of a new turbocharger and revised, high-efficiency exhaust system. With an improved power-to-weight ratio it'll also accelerate faster and reach a higher top speed.
This increased internal combustion muscle is transferred to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission fitted with a switchable rev-matching feature that blips the throttle on downshifts. As with the engine to which it comes paired, Honda has treated this gearbox to some engineering optimisation, including a high-rigidity lever and optimised shift gate for an even more precise feel — not that it needed any improvement.
The Honda Civic Type R will go on sale next year, with first deliveries to customers beginning in Europe from early 2023. The company confirmed the car will be coming to SA. However, at the time of writing, pricing and the exact launch date remained unknown.