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2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Sets Suzuka Track Record

Published on Sat, Jul 11, 2020

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

The new Type R Limited Edition has set the front-wheel drive track record at Suzuka with a blazing time of 2 minutes 23.993 seconds.

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Suzuka Test Track, Japan’s premier Formula 1 racecourse, is known to be a favorite amongst F1 drivers and fans. The 3.6-mile figure-8 configuration blends speed and technical corners expertly. Now, the course has a new king of the front-wheel drive class: The 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition. The non-modified Type R Limited Edition was driven by Super GT Series racer Takuya Izawa.

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R sets new FWD record at Suzuka.
The 2021 Honda Civic Type R sets new FWD record at Suzuka.

"The Type R Limited Edition reflects Honda's dedication to refining the essence and driving pleasure of Type R as a sports car and exceeding the expectations of our customers," said Civic Type R Project Leader Hideki Kakinuma. "The engineering team and I embraced a racing spirit that has been passed down for generations, and it's this strong passion that's driving the evolution of the Civic Type R towards becoming the ideal sports car. Now the "advanced" Type R that I envisioned at the beginning of this development is a reality and I am overwhelmed by the result and how our efforts have been rewarded."

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R sets new FWD record at Suzuka.
The 2021 Honda Civic Type R sets new FWD record at Suzuka.

The Limited Edition is blessed with significant weight-reducing efforts and upgraded performance over the base Type R. Honda labels the Limited Edition as the ultimate street-legal, track focused variant of the Civic Type R.

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R sets new FWD record at Suzuka.
The 2021 Honda Civic Type R sets new FWD record at Suzuka.

A few of the upgrades on the Limited Edition include lightweight, forged BBS wheels, sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, upgraded dampers, recalibrated steering, and further weight reduction of 28.2 lbs. The Limited Edition utilizes the same 2.0L turbo four-cylinder engine, which produces 306 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Power is delivered to the front wheels by a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential.

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