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New Honda Civic Type-R Prototype Rips Suzuka Circuit, to debut at TAS 2022

Honda continues to tease its fans as the company released a video of the 11th-generation Civic Type R in action at Suzuka Circuit in Japan, before its anticipated debut at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon.

Still dressed in its prototype camouflage, the new generation hatchback borrows heavily from the design cues of the standard model, but appears to have a more aggressive styling.

The front fascia is pronounced with its honeycomb mesh grille and ventilated hood, while the car’s sportier design is accented by the front lip and air intakes.

These features are complemented by its sportier side skirts and lightweight wheels, which can be seen having equipped with Brembo braking system in red calipers.

The most important part of the car’s visual aesthetic is its sporty hatch silhouette. Honda equipped the new prototype with a rear wing and a center-mounted triple exhaust, a ventilated bumper and a conservatively minute diffuser to complete its design.

Not much has been said about engine specifications. However, the most important detail for old-school Type-R fans, is that Honda confirmed that a six-speed manual will remain standard. #SaveTheManuals

Official teaser video of the new Civic Type-R is posted on Honda's Official Youtube Channel: Next Gen Honda Civic Type R Testing at Suzuka Circuit.

Article by: PAULO CUENTO

January 13, 2022

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