2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Reaches New Suzuka Track Record | Financial Buzz

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Reaches New Suzuka Track Record

Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with advanced safety technologies sold through over 1,000 independent U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes the Fit, Civic and Accord passenger cars, along with the HR-V, CR-V, Passport and Pilot sport utility vehicles, the Ridgeline pickup and the Odyssey minivan. Honda’s electrified vehicle lineup includes the Insight hybrid-electric sedan, Accord Hybrid, CR-V Hybrid, and the Clarity series. 

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition reached a new front-wheel drive track record at the Suzuka Circuit.  The Suzuka Circuit is Honda’s Formula 1 racetrack in Japan where the Limited Edition vehicle reached a time of 2 minutes 23.993 seconds.  It was originally built as a test facility for Honda but the 3.6 mile Suzuka track’s figure-8 configuration is known as a highlight of the Formula 1 season as a favorite to drivers and fans alike on a international scale. Takuya Izawa, Super GT Series racer set the Type R Limited Editions record during final performance evaluations in February, utilizing a development car built to final European production specifications with no modifications or performance enhancements.

“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.”