The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is shaping up to be one of the most exciting vehicles of the coming year. More restrained than its FK8-generation predecessor, this new FL5 Type R ditches the gobbs of fake vents and useless scoops for a more cohesive exterior package. That said, Honda hasn’t left the tuner car crowd behind entirely with this new offering. Honda Access, the company’s in-house accessories division, just unveiled a host of new accessories for the Civic Type R that bring back a bit of that overtly aggressive look.
Unveiled specifically for the JDM-market Type R, the accessory list begins with an upgraded rear spoiler. Constructed from carbon fiber, the new wing promises to shave 2.2 pounds off the car compared to the factory unit. If the wing alone isn’t enough of a visual tweak, Honda has also unveiled a new set of red mirror caps, which match the unique Type R badging. Other available exterior tweaks include items like Type R-branded door projectors, as well as a Euro-spec horn option.
This new batch of accessories also includes a few interior adjustments. The most notable of these options is the new leather-wrapped shift knob, which again comes finished in that famous Type R red. A set of new red carpets is also available, should you want to color-match them to the factory bucket seats. A carbon-fiber shifter surround is also available, complete with some red accents woven in. A few other interior trim pieces can also be had in this accented carbon finish, including the doorsills and uppers.
While this particular list of Honda Access parts is slated for the JDM market, we wouldn’t be surprised to see most of these hit U.S. shores at some point. That’s particularly true of the rear spoiler, which I think has the potential to be a rather popular option. Of course we shouldn’t have to wait too much longer before some proper aftermarket solutions start to arrive on the scene. Those folks will have no problem making the new Type R look a bit more wild, I guarantee it.