The 2023 Honda Civic Type R Grows Up, but Not Too Much

About halfway around Harris Hill Raceway, traditionally affectless Formula 1 driver Max Verstappen lets out the tiniest giggle. He’s single-handedly — like, literally using one hand — sliding the new Honda Civic Type R around a bumpy turn, the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires begging for mercy while Max tests the limits of adhesion. He slams the shifter into third gear and goes hard on the gas as the Type R bouncy-bounces around the asphalt.

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