• This Race-Spec Version of the 2022 Civic Si Exposes the Future of Tuning Capabilities

  • A dedicated team of Honda engineers are prepping the 2022 Civic Si for racing, before its official debut The most versatile version fo the Civic - the Si - is coming back and Honda is making a strong case for the car's performance potential by entering it in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill
  • The car is still camouflaged, but features a tall rear wing, big front splitter, and additional hood vents Although it looks aggressive, most elements will not be featured on the production car. Power is expected to come from a revised version of the 1.5-liter turbo-four. In the 11th generation, the four-pot makes 205 hp and 192 lb/ft
  • It will debut sooner than you might expect The regular version of the 11th-generation Civic debuted in April, 2021. The Si is expected to debut as early as this October and a Type-R is soon to follow. Like before, the Si is expected to, at least, have the option of a manual transmission
  • Swipe up for more details on the Civic Si Do you think the 1.5-liter turbo-four unit is a good substitute for the legendary K24?

The 2022 Honda Civic Si comes this October and sends a strong Message by going racing

When we talk about performance versions of the Honda Civic, we usually mean the Type-R. With that being said, Honda recently teased us with some videos of the current, eleventh generation of the Civic. The eleventh-generation Civic debuted in April, and now we are looking at the Civic Si, which will follow soon. The car was spotted testing around the Thunderhill Raceway, in California, where it would compete in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.

This Race-Spec Version of the 2022 Civic Si Exposes the Future of Tuning Capabilities Exterior
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The Civic Si has long established a reputation for being a perfect platform for various builds throughout the Civic’s history. Thanks to a team of dedicated Honda engineers, the 2022 Honda Civic Si is shaping up to be the most refined, best-handling, and most fun to drive.

The team of Honda engineers is hard at work, dialing in the car for on-track competition. The camouflaged Civic features obvious traits of a competition-prepped car, such as the tall rear wing, big front splitter, and additional hood vents.

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Swipe up for more details on the Civic Si
Do you think the 1.5-liter turbo-four unit is a good substitute for the legendary K24?

While the Honda Civic was completely redesigned for its eleventh generation, the engine options remain the same. The current Civic Si is powered by Honda’s Earth Dreams, 1.5-liter turbocharged-inline-four unit, which makes 205 horsepower (153 kilowatts) and 192 pound-feet (260 Nm). We know Honda has done some tweaks to the engine, in order to improve fuel economy and performance, so we expect a slight bump in power.

The new Civic Si is also expected to come with a sportier suspension and, at the very least, offer a six-speed manual transmission, as an option. Inside, we expect sporty seats and additional small touches that would set the Si apart from the regular Civic.

This Race-Spec Version of the 2022 Civic Si Exposes the Future of Tuning Capabilities Exterior
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The eleventh-generation Civic Si is said to debut as early as this month, while a hard-core Civic Type-R will follow, at some point. Of course, we don’t expect the production version of the Si to come with the big wing, front splitter, and additional vents (we could get the latter), as they appear to be specific to the racing version of the car.

In case you want to see the new Honda Civic Si in action, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill will be ran from 3rd and 5th December. At the very least, fans can rejoice as it is now confirmed that the Si version of the new Honda Civic will be available to purchase soon and the new Type-R will follow shortly.

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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