Front-wheel drive lap record falls to sporty new Honda Civic…
It is certainly one of the most keenly-anticipated new offerings in Honda‘s long history, now the 2018 Honda Civic Type R has added a Nürburgring lap record to its arsenal.
Now the Type R has managed to smash the front-wheel drive lap record on the famed race track with a time of 7 minutes 43.80 seconds
Honda Civic Type R lead chassis engineer, Ryuichi Kijima, says the Type R is ready to delight buyers looking for a true sports model.
“The cornering speed achieved in the new Type R is higher because the car features a wider track and tyres, a longer wheelbase, new multi-link suspension in the rear and optimised aerodynamics that improves stability,”
“For example, drivers typically enter the corner after Metzgesfeld at around 150 km/h.
“Even at this medium-speed corner, the speed is around 10 km/h higher due to the new Type R’s excellent stability.
“So, with improved cornering performance, we can increase the speed throughout the lap, helping the new Type R to achieve a much quicker lap time.”
We will bring you Australian availability, pricing and final specification details for the 2018 Honda Civic Type R when they come to hand.
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