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New Civic Type R breaks old Suzuka lap record

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Unlike most next-gen models, it's fair to say that our biggest hope for the new Honda Civic Type R is that it essentially mimics what the last car did.

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Sure, it's going to look a little different (probably not a bad thing), but the outgoing hatchback was just as lovely to drive...

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These were class leaders last year; no reason to think they wouldn't be now.

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But that's not how Honda works. Especially when it comes to the Type R, one of the few cars that still lets its engineers stretch their legs faster.

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Hence the fanfare surrounding its new front-wheel-drive lap record at Suzuka, a record previously helped by the outgoing limited-edition variant.

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