The new-generation 2023 Honda Civic Type R is only just hitting the roads around the world, but it hasn’t stopped renowned hot hatch tuning specialist, Miltek Sport, from developing one of the first upgrade packages for it.
In what is likely to be a first of a long line of tuning packages for the new model, Miltek proposes a range of performance exhaust systems. Buyers can get resonated and non-resonated packages, with titanium, polished stainless steel, satin black and carbon fibre finishes.
Miltek says its performance exhaust helps to reduce back pressure by over 20 per cent, while also “increasing engine power across the rev range” for the 2.0-litre turbo VTEC engine.
The company isn’t specific about how much power increase owners can expect from the package, but with a 15 per cent increase in diameter, as well as a front flex pipe, options for silencer bypasses, and a 15 per cent larger valve outlet, we’re sure it brings in at least 10kW or more.
As standard, the new Civic Type R is powered by a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine that generates 235kW and 420Nm. It is the most powerful Civic Type R, and actually the most powerful factory Type R Honda in history.
Like the predecessor, drivers are required to change gears themselves via a six-speed manual transmission, which now comes with a rev-matching function and a lighter flywheel than before.
Miltek says it went for a consistent-size triple tailpipe design, replacing Honda’s two larger pipes and smaller central pipe. The tuning company says its layout offers a cleaner, more streamlined appearance.
All systems come with a heat shield to protect the boot floor and to reduce heat transfer, and all systems are made from high-grade anti-magnetic T304L stainless steel which is said to be less prone to discolouration. Miltek says it is working on options for ECE/TUV approval in Europe as well.
The systems can be ordered through supporting stockists, which can be found at Miltek Sport’s official website.
As for the 2023 Honda Civic Type R, it is scheduled to arrive in Australia during the first half of this year. Prices start from an eye-watering $72,600 (drive-away).