Honda’s most extreme Civic Type R yet – the Civic Type R Limited Edition – has set a new front-wheel drive lap record of two minutes and 23.993 seconds at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan.
The Suzuka Circuit is a 5.8km track famous for its high-speed chicanes and challenging corners. It has a figure eight layout that includes a long 1.2km back straight that passes over an earlier part of the circuit.
With its lightweight components, suspension and steering upgrades, and a stripped-back, driver-focused interior, the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has pushed the boundaries of what’s possible from front-wheel drive on one of the most demanding tracks in motorsport.
The record-breaking lap was achieved by a Honda Type R Limited Edition development car as it underwent its final performance evaluation in February 2020.
The development car featured the same technical specifications representative of the production version, with no engine modifications or enhancements.
Just 100 units of the Honda Type R Limited Edition will be built for Europe, each benefiting from the standard Type R’s outstanding driving dynamics and performance.
PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENTS FOR THE LIMITED-EDITION
These are designed exclusively for outstanding circuit abilities but still deliver exceptional on-road performance, whilst providing a 10kg weight saving.
Modified dampers optimise this new wheel and tyre combination and, together with recalibrated steering, offer maximum control and feedback.
The Adaptive Damper System’s control software now evaluates road conditions faster, resulting in improved damper reactions for both better handling response and ride quality.
The striking Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition will be available in an exclusive new Phoenix Yellow Pearl. It will feature an exclusive dark chrome Civic badge on the rear hatch and a contrasting gloss black roof.
Gloss black wing mirrors and an intake vent on the bonnet complete its aggressive styling. Watch the video above to see the car setting its record lap.