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.
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.
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.