The new Civic Type R already holds the record on Japan’s Suzuka track

The still camouflaged new Civic Type R on the Suzuka track rumbled in two minutes and 23,120 seconds, which is the new best time in the front-wheel drive car class.

Before the official premiere, Honda decided to show the lavish potential of the new generation Civica Type R, so they still faced the camouflaged car with the famous Japanese Suzuka track, where the record in the front-wheel drive car class is held … previous Civic Type R. New CTR It took two minutes and 23,120 seconds to close the 5.8-kilometer circuit, which is the new best time, because the previous generation spent two minutes and 23,993 seconds on the same “hardcore” version of the Limited Edition for the same job.

In the lap that resulted in the best weather, the new Civic Type R reached 231 km / h at one point.

For now, it is known that the transmission to the front axle, which is assisted by a mechanically limited differential lock, is provided by a 6-speed manual transmission, and there are indications that the two-liter four-cylinder turbo petrol engine will eventually be slightly more powerful than the previous generation engine developing 320 horsepower. 400 Nm of torque, which is enough for 272 km / h and acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 5.8 seconds.