We might get to see an even faster version of the new Honda Civic Type R generation if the Nurburgring record for FWD will be broken.
In case you are a Honda fan and you are concerned that the new hot hatch, the Civic Type R, is no match for models such as the Ford Focus RS or the Volkswagen Golf R, don’t worry because the carmaker still has an ace up its sleeve and it is planning of developing an even faster version of the vehicle if the front-wheel drive Nurburgring record will be taken down.
The Honda Civic Type R vehicle that managed to set a new record for production front-wheel drive cars on the Nurburgring was nothing more than a simple prototype but, according to the company’s officials, this is acting exactly the same as any normal Civic Type R. The time registered stands at 7:50:63. As you probably already know by now, the new Japanese hot hatch has made its debut back in March, this year, at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle has two trim levels and customers can choose between five exterior colors. This is also coming with the Advanced Dual Axis Strut Front Suspension, with a retuned steering, Four-wheel Adaptive Damper System and so on. Under its hood, the 2.0l four-cylinder turbocharged engine is resting and this is capable of putting down 310 HP (228 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft), connected to a 6-speed manual transmission. The 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) time takes 5.7s and top speed stands at 270 km/h (167 mph).