When the previous generation FK8 Honda Civic Type R was launched, it couldn’t stop breaking records. Among them were new records at the Nurburgring, Spa, Silverstone, and in its home ground at the Suzuka Circuit with a limited-edition Type R.
With the latest Type R, at the Suzuka Circuit at least, it has already extended its legacy by setting a new track record for a front-wheel drive car at the home of the Japanese F1 Grand Prix. The time set on the 5.7 km circuit was 2:23.120 seconds. The record set by the previous FK8 Civic Type R was 2:23:993 back in 2020.
Not much was revealed through the onboard camera inside the car, but one thing’s for sure, there’s no doubt that the new sports car sounds a lot angrier with a raspy exhaust note.
So far, the word is that the new Civic Type R will get an upgraded version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine used in the previous generation FK8 Civic Type R. It’s safe to assume that the new Type R will make more than the 306 hp and 400 Nm in the previous generation model.
As for the date of release, the all-new Type R based on the 11th generation Civic is expected to debut in the second half of this year.