ICYMI: Honda engineers work to prepare new Civic Si for “on-track competition”

By Colin Wood
Oct 12, 2021 | Honda, Civic Si

Photography Courtesy Honda

Following the announcement that the Type R gets a trip to the Nürburgring for testing, Honda recently announced that a team of company engineers are currently working to prepare the upcoming 2022 Civic Si “for on-track competition.”

By on-track competition, we aren’t sure if that means Honda is simply making sure the Civic Si can handle a track day, or if the car maker is in the early stages of developing something like a TCR-spec, turnkey race car for future customers.

At any rate, it’s good to see Honda putting the next-gen Si through its paces on track–plus, we get to see what it looks like with a big wing attached.

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dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/12/21 11:37 a.m.

Is this a repost?  Thought I saw these photos before.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/12/21 11:38 a.m.

In reply to dean1484 :

In case you missed it....

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/12/21 11:45 a.m.

In reply to dean1484 :

You might be thinking of the Type R we posted the other day. Pretty similar look if you ask me.

At any rate, it looks like we won't have to wait too much longer for the Si and the Type R.

pinchvalve (Forum Supporter)
pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/12/21 1:22 p.m.

I think I want one. As much as I love the FiST, day-to-day its not the most mature car for a 50-something. An Si in grey with a hatch would be a great way all-rounder for me.

RadBarchetta New Reader
10/12/21 2:02 p.m.

In reply to pinchvalve (Forum Supporter) :

Si will be sedan only. To get a hatch you need to go Type R. Maturity be damned. Life's too short.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
10/12/21 3:40 p.m.

In reply to RadBarchetta :

As much as I wish Honda would make a Civic Si hatch, I'm guessing they are concerned that it would pilfer sales from the sedan Si and the Type R.

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