Civic Type R Challenge

Five circuits, five drivers, one car

Our driver line-up for the Type R Challenge 2018 will be former Formula 1 World Champion Jenson Button, WTCC drivers Esteban Guerrieri and Tiago Monteiro, NSX Super GT star, Bertrand Baguette and BTCC legend Matt Neal.


Honda Type R Challenge logo.

Challenging times

We aim to break lap records, for front-wheel drive cars, at five famous European race circuits.

Mission accomplished

The #TypeR is the most powerful, fastest accelerating, front-wheel drive car we've ever built. That's why when Formula One World Champion, Jenson Button, took on Hungaroring race track in our high performance hatchback, we knew the car wouldn't let him or us down. The #TypeRChallenge 2018 is complete, with Jenson Button securing our fifth and final lap record!

Honda Civic Type R Challenge event line up.
This new Type R is a mega bit of kit, as they always have been, and it’s definitely not lost any of its charm.” Jenson Button
The Honda Civic Type R at Hungaroring

Just for the record

Only a Type R has the famous red ’H’ badge.

A race car for the road, created to be the most exhilarating and rewarding drive in the hot-hatch arena – and it delivers. In April 2017, it became the fastest front-wheel drive production car ever around the Nürburgring Nordschleife, with a lap time of 7min 43.8sec.

Front three-quarter facing Honda Civic Type R on the Nürburgring.