Automotive Honda Civic Type R at Suzuka Circuit

Published on April 11th, 2022 | by Subhash Nair


Upcoming Honda Civic Type R Goes Even Faster Around Suzuka Circuit Than The Last One

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R is shaping up to be quite the performance-packed machine.

Almost two years have gone passed since the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition set a front-wheel drive lap record around the Suzuka Circuit of 2 minutes and 23.993 seconds. This version was stripped down in weight by 47kg and upgraded steering and suspension components.

This week, the next-generation Civic Type R managed to break that lap record with a time of just 2 minutes and 23.120 seconds! And this isn’t even a lightened version of the car.

The upcoming Civic Type R is based on the 11th generation Honda Civic Hatchback. It will unveiled in Q3 2022. Although details are unconfirmed, it will most likely sport a 2-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox that sends power to the front wheels.

2022 Honda Civic Type R hatchback 11th generation teaser from the rear

About the Suzuka International Racing Course

The Suzuka International Racing Course is commonly known as the Suzuka Circuit. It is a 5.807 km long motorsport race track located in Ino, Suzuka City, Mie Prefecture. This circuit is operated by Mobilityland Corportation, which is a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co, Ltd.


Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the all-new Honda Civic Type R has set a new lap time record for a front-wheel drive car at the Suzuka Circuit (Suzuka International Racing Course) during testing conducted for the model’s final performance evaluation. The final development car prior to the production model lapped the circuit in 2 minutes 23.120 seconds.

Breaking the previous lap record set by the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, which featured the ultimate level of lightweight and special equipment for the pursuit of the ultimate sports performance, indicates further improvement was made in the circuit performance offered by the all-new Civic Type R.

The all-new Civic Type R is scheduled to make its debut in Summer 2022.

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