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2023 Honda Civic Type R Achieves New Nurburgring Lap Record

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The 2023 Honda Civic Type R has broken a new record by completing the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 44.881 seconds, setting a new lap record on the 12.944-mile track. Notably, adjustments in track regulations have led to slightly varied lap times compared to previous records.

Updated Nurburgring Lap Time Regulations

In 2019, Nurburgring officials extended the Nordschleife lap distance from 12.800 miles to 12.944 miles. Therefore, the previous Type R achieved a time of 7 minutes 44.8 seconds on the 12.8-mile lap.

Six years since the last Civic Type R set the record, the 2023 model has now reclaimed the title.

Highlights of the Honda Civic Type R’s Record-Breaking Performance

Equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect tires, the 2023 Civic Type R showcased its capabilities on the Nurburgring. While these tires are optional, the standard variant comes with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires.

Honda made significant exterior enhancements to the new model while making minimal adjustments to the powertrain. The K20C1 engine now generates 315 HP and 310 lb-ft of torque, a modest increase of 9 HP and 15 lb-ft over its predecessor. Additionally, it features a standard six-speed manual transmission.

Additional Lap Records Held by the Civic Type R

In addition to the Nurburgring achievement, the Honda Civic Type R has set lap records at various other tracks. Notably, it conquered the Suzuka Circuit in 2 minutes 21.120 seconds, demonstrating its impressive performance capabilities.

Honda Civic Type R Pricing

The US market saw the Civic Type R being introduced in late 2022 at a launch price of US$43,990 (including destination charge). Presently, the retail price of the vehicle stands at US$44,390.

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