The all-new 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition is showing just how performance-oriented it is. This special-edition sedan recently set a new front-wheel-drive track record on the iconic Suzuka Circuit in Japan, highlighting its solid power and handling skills.
To set the new record, the Civic Type R Limited Edition achieved a lap time of two minutes and 23.993 seconds. This time was faster than the Ferrari F40 and only six seconds slower than the Nissan GT-R and Koenigsegg One:1.
The Suzuka track was first built as a testing facility for Honda vehicles, so it’s safe to say that the brand knows it well. This track is the only one on the Formula1 calendar to have a figure-eight configuration, making it 3.6 miles of challenge for professional drivers.
Honda has yet to release the Type R Limited Edition model in America, but it will be coming soon, only offering 600 units to consumers in this market. This special-edition model is built with speed in mind, using lightweight, forged aluminum BBS wheels and a significant reduction in overall weight to help increase its power. It also features Michelin® Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and recalibrated steering to provide maximum control and feedback.
The 2021 Honda Civic Type R will launch in the US later this year. It has already been introduced in other markets, selling out in less than four minutes in Canada and the United Kingdom.
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Honda finally gave the world a first-hand look at the 2020 Honda Civic Type R. This performance-focused vehicle was unveiled during the Tokyo Auto Salon, and highlighted a number of updates throughout to make it an even more exciting option if you love to drive.
The Type R has improved its driving dynamics in a variety of ways. Its new two-piece brake rotors and new brake pads help improve high-speed braking efficiency, while its suspension revisions give you superior ride comfort.
On the outside, the Civic R boasts a larger front grille opening to help improve its engine cooling abilities. It will also come available in a new Type R-exclusive exterior color – Boost Blue.
Throughout the cabin, you will find a more refined design that still speaks to the Civic Type R’s athletic persona. The Alcantara™ leather-wrapped steering wheel and newly redesigned shifter knob add an elegant touch to the design. This performance-oriented vehicle also now comes standard with the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistance technologies.
You will be able to get a peak 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque with the Type R, thanks to its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. You can opt for one of three driving modes – Comfort, Sport, and +R.
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The Civic Type R is getting plenty of attention from car enthusiasts worldwide, as this new prototype is a promising new take on a classic Honda sedan. The Civic Type R promises up to 300 horsepower and a tuned six-speed transmission, as well as record-setting lap times. This sporty new special edition could just be on the market in the next year or so.
According to CNET, the Honda Civic Type R is a new version of the latest 2017 Honda Civic to hit the market. The Type R comes with great changes, including improved air intake, carbon fiber trim, a front splitter, 20-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and more. Though this model is offered currently as a hatchback in Japan, the brand recently announced that it will hit the US sometime in the next year.
True Honda fans probably recognize that the Civic Type R was actually released several years ago, first with the NSX and then the Integra. The Civic version came along in the late 1990s and again in the early 2000s, offering up to 182 horsepower. However, the 2017 version promises to nearly double the power of the older version.
What else is new on the Civic Type R? This model also has a mechanical limited-slip differential for added handling around corners, as well as adjustable dampers, front struts, and more. Other great features include Agile Steering Assist torque-vectoring, improving performance on the track. We can’t wait to see the latest Type R when it makes its way to the US.