The Honda Civic Type-R beats the record at the Nürburgring for front wheel drive vehicles

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Honda Civic Type-R.

The japanese company has confirmed today, the new Honda Civic Type-R has beaten the record of the Nürburgring for front wheel drive models, toppling so the Volkswagen Golf GTI Club Sport S, until now, the king of the hot hatch in the German track, and whose time has been reduced in 5.41 seconds.

The clock of the new Type-R has been of 07:43.80, 6.8 seconds faster than the previous generation of the Civic Type-R, we could not qualify, precisely, of slow.

According to the japanese brand, the timing was not performed by a unit of series, but by a development in the final stage of model testing, but they already had the technical specifications of the final model of production. So you had the same 4-cylinder engine supercharged 320 HP and 400 Nm of maximum torque, combined with the manual gearbox of six relations.

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New king of the Nürburgring.

This unit was counted as a single modification a roll cage removable for better security, and although it is not supposed to be an improvement in the rigidity of the model, according to Honda, yes, that meant more weight, so they were deleted system of information and entertainment and rear seats, to compensate for it.

The new Civic Type-R was presented in its definite format at the Geneva motor show 2017, virtually identical to the Civic Type-R Prototype presented only a few months before, in the Paris Salon of 2016. This radicalizes the image of the current Civic, with an impressive aerodynamic kit finished off by a huge rear spoiler.

it Is lighter than the Civic standard
and the Civic Type-R above, with respect to this last has been lost
16 kilos
, with a weight official of 1366 kg. The benefits
have not been revealed at the moment, but is expected to exceed the
previous Type-R, which had a figure of acceleration of 5.7
seconds to complete the 0 to 100 km/h.