If Honda brings a new Civic Type R to the market, then you should watch out for other manufacturers of hot hatches. The Japanese entry can count itself among the greats in its class with every generation, although it had to lose out in 2019 for the extreme Renault Mégane RS Trophy-R. It then took the front-wheel drive lap record over the Nürburgring from the previous generation Civic Type R, but now it’s time for revenge…
Effortless direction record
Honda has sent its new generation Civic Type R towards the ‘Ring, and it blasted around the 20.832 kilometer long circuit in 7 minutes, 44 seconds and 881 thousandths. With that he managed to take back his title from the Renault, which previously took 7’45”389… And the chance is small that Renault will make a comeback soon, because they no longer offer an RS version of the Mégane. Even before its launch, it also emerged that the Type R had held the lap record in its category on the Japanese Suzuka circuit, so we can safely start talking about the fastest front-wheel drive in the world.
That is not surprising when you look at the figures, because the new Civic Type R squeezes 329 hp and 420 Nm of torque from its 2.0-liter V-TEC turbo engine. So they go one by one to the front wheels along a manual six-speed gearbox, and in the hands of the right pilot it accelerates to 100 km / h in 5.4 seconds. Even less skilled drivers should be able to get a lot out of this new generation, however, as Honda has been kind enough to equip the box with rev-matching technology for those who can’t heel-and-toe. And indeed: just look at how effortlessly the pilot’s feet work in the record-breaking video.