Honda Civic Type R, in five different race tracks: what remains the front-wheel-drive faster?


¿you Want to know what is the compact front-wheel-drive more rapid and effective in-circuit? Without a doubt, the new Honda Civic Type R is one of them. For example, the compact japanese managed to become the front-wheel-drive faster on the Nürburgring, with a lap time of about 7 minutes and 50 seconds, although that record was beaten recently by the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S, reducing the time in a second.

Nordschleife is precisely one of the banks most important tests for any car manufacturer, and the most sporting of production -and even not-so-sports – perform part of its development and tuning of chassis in the circuit in German. In her something more than twenty miles, the variety of its layout makes it an important challenge for any model (and pilot).

however, there is life beyond the Nürburgring, and in addition to that record, you might be wondering what makes the Civic Type R in other important circuits. This question already has answer, at least partially, because Honda has gone up to five iconic european circuits to obtain the time reference. And all this with a unit of the model is strictly serial, without mechanical modifications.


In particular, the Honda Civic Type R has gone up to Silverstone, Spa-Francorchamps, Hungaroring, Monza and Estoril. Five temples of the speed in which the compact wants to prove who is the king of its category. To his steering wheel, several experienced riders Honda’s championship cars as the WTCC and the british BTCC: Matt Neal, Rob Huff, Norbert Michelisz, Tiago Monteiro and Bruno Correia (driver Safety Car WTCC).

times in a circuit of the Type R are really meritorious, reaffirming the intention of the brand to create the compact sports final, with a maximum performance both on the road and on circuit. engine VTEC Turbo 2.0-liter with 310 HP and a set point truly dynamic, effective and have a lot of significance in the result.

¿It has become the Civic Type R in the compact front-wheel-drive faster in these five european circuits? it Is difficult to say, at least in absolute terms: beyond the Nordschleife, many of its rivals do not have times on these paths, so the comparison will have to wait. Probably some rise to the challenge: Volkswagen Golf Clubsport S, do you want to measure yourself in this challenge…?

Times of the Honda Civic Type R 2016 in circuito

Circuito Fecha Piloto lap Time
Silverstone (wet asphalt; path GP) 04/04/2016 Matt Neal 2’44,45″
Silverstone (dry asphalt; path GP) 26/04/2016 Matt Neal 2’31,85″
Spa-Francorchamps 10/05/2016 Rob Huff 2’56,91″
Monza (path GP) 23/05/2016 Nobert Michelisz 2’15,16″
Estoril 31/05/2016 Bruno Correia 2’04,08″
Hungaroring 06/06/2016 Nobert Michelisz 2’10,85″

Video: so was the challenge of the Honda Civic Type R in the circuits of Silverstone, Spa, Monza, Estoril and Hungaroring