Honda has announced that the 2023 Honda Civic Type R has set a new track record for a front-wheel drive car around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. The Civic Type R lapped the challenging track in 7 minutes 44.881 seconds. It was fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect tires, which are available through dealers.

2023 Honda Civic Type R Nürburgring

Honda said in a statement, “Under the concept of ‘Ultimate SPORT 2.0,’ we developed the all-new Civic Type R with the spirit of ‘going beyond our past achievements’ and strived for the ultimate FWD sports car by refining the ‘essential value’ and ’emotional appeal’ unique only to our Type R models. 

Since the start of sales in Japan in September 2022, we have received numerous customer feedback from all around the world filled with amazement and joy, far exceeding our expectations. However, we still had one more mission to fulfill, which was to claim the title as the world’s fastest FWD car with a record Nürburgring lap time.

Six years after the lap record was set by the previous-generation Civic Type R (FK8), we reached this new dimension as a result of all of the passions we poured in and all the advancements we made for this Type R model.”

The 2023 Honda Civic Type R now holds lap records at two race tracks, Suzuka and Nürburgring Nordschleife.