Sling it has not taken too long to announce the time of the new Honda Civic Type R at the Nürburgring, a time that we all expected and that we knew was not going to be exactly bad, in fact it is considerably better than the Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R, but we still cannot take this time as final since the measurement was carried out with a development unit and not with a production car… although yes, here it already smells like a new record at Nürburgring.
The time of 07: 50.63 was set during the tire test phase, with street-approved wheels developed specifically for the Type R.
The time set by this development unit of the new Honda Civic Type R is 7 minutes 50 seconds and 63 tenths, a notable difference from the 7 minutes 54 seconds of the Renault Mégane 275 Trophy R, currently the Nürburgring’s fastest production front-wheel drive car.
This time was achieved in May 2014 during the final phase of development of the production Honda Civic Type R, with technical specifications very close to those of the production model. It had in fact a standard engine tuning, which leaves us with the 2.0 V-TEC Turbo block developing 310 horsepower, its transmission, suspension, exhaust system, brakes and aerodynamics being the same as those of the production Civic Type R that we have been able to meet at the Geneva Motor Show.
This unit did not have air conditioning, passenger seat or audio equipment, although the brand indicates that the roll cage of the development unit compensated for the weight saved by eliminating the aforementioned elements.
We wait impatiently for Honda to set out with a production car to conquer the record for a front-wheel drive at the Nürburgring, a record that, given what has been seen, with the time achieved by the test unit, should not be resisted. The firm indicates that throughout 2015 it will try to set this new record.
Video of the fast lap to the Nürburgring of the new Honda Civic Type R 2015
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