The 2023 Honda Civic Type R has set yet another record. This time, the car completed the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 44.881 seconds. The Japanese car maker has said this is a new lap record on the 12.944 mile track. That said, do note that the track rules have changed giving out slightly different lap times than before.
New lap time rules at Nurburgring
Back in 2019, officials at the Nurburgring have now increased the Nordschleife lap from 12.800 miles to 12.944 miles. Hence, when the last Type R did the record, it clocked the 12.8 mile lap in 7 minutes 44.8 seconds.
Now, it has been six years since the last Civic Type R set the record and this time it is the 2023 Civic Type R that hence once again set the record.
Details of the record breaking Honda Civic Type R
The 2023 Civic Type R was equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect tires. These are available with Honda dealers, but the Civic Type R comes with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires as standard.
Compared to the outgoing car, Honda has tweaked the exteriors quite a bit, but made only a few changes to the powertrain. The K20C1 engine now makes 315 HP and 310 lb-ft. of torque. Compared to the outgoing car, these numbers are just 9 HP and 15 lb-ft. more. A six-speed manual transmission is standard.
Other lap records by Civic Type R
Apart from the Nurburgring record, the Honda Civic Type R also Honda a few other lap records. These include the Suzuka Circuit with a 2 minutes 21.120 seconds. In comparison, the FK8 needed 2 minutes 23.993 seconds to complete the challenging 3.6 mile lap.
Honda Civic Type R : Price
In the US, the Civic Type R has been on sale since late 2022. The price of this car was set at US$ 43,990 (including destination charge) at the time of launch. Now, the retail price of the car reads as US$ 44,390.