Hear the 2023 Honda Civic Type R set a new Suzuka lap record: 2 minutes 23.12 seconds

Sanjay · Apr 8, 2022 10:29 AM

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The all-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R has yet to properly make its world debut, but it's already signalling its intentions in the best way possible: by setting a new lap record at the Suzuka International Circuit.

Setting a best lap time of 2 minutes 23.12 seconds around the Suzuka's standard 5.8 km configuration, the latest Type R is now the fastest front-wheel drive car on the track, edging out the 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition's time by 0.873 seconds (2 minutes 23.993 seconds)

Also read: Honda Civic Type R smashes Suzuka lap record

It's worth mentioning that the Type R that previously set the record was a track-focused car. Think missing air-conditioning, zero infotainment, no rear wiper, and forged wheels. To break its record using a prototype of a serial production car is nothing short of impressive.

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Powertrain details are still shrouded (like most of the interior...) but there's been claims that the next-gen Type R will be a hybrid, mating a 2.0-litre petrol engine with electric motors on each rear wheel.

Honda has put out a cool video of the record-setting lap, with data like speed and g-forces shown along with the map of the track. Plus the soundtrack is nothing to complain about too, hear for yourselves below.

Also read: Final tease before debut, here's the all-new 2022 Honda Civic Type R

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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