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It takes 7.50.63 minutes for Honda Civic Type R to set Nurburgring Circuit on fire!

Honda’s latest and smartest hot hatch yet, the Civic Type R, has set a new lap record at the gruesome Nurburgring circuit of 7m:50s:63. This figure being the best ever clocked by a front wheel driven car, the last was crowned to Renault Megane RS that stood at 7m.54s.36. Moreover, the Japanese manufacturer revealed the price of Civic Type R at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show. Honda has kept its entry level variant at £29,995, while the GT version costs £32,295. This new miscreant is expected to make it to the market by this July.

Honda Civic Type R

The development car that clocked this time at the legendary 20.8 km run at the Nürburgring Nordschleife (Northern loop) had a roll cage for safety, other than this it was largely similar to the production version. Besides, the testing hatch had strip down the air-conditioning unit, infotainment system and passenger side seat. This was largely done to offset the roll cage weight.

Honda Civic Type R

This run took place in May 2014 and the Civic Type R used was in standard state of tune with drivetrain, suspension, exhaust, brakes and aerodynamics package identical to the production car.

Honda Civic Type R

During the test run, the development car used production-spec high rigidity 19-inch alloy wheel wrapped with 235/35R19 road tyres from a major European tyre manufacturer especially for the new Civic Type R.

Honda Civic Type R

This weapon-of-speed is packed with Honda’s latest 2.0 litre VTEC TURBO engine, aggressive function-LED styling, and advanced new chassis technologies, all combined in one package.

Honda Civic Type R

 

Honda Civic Type R

 

Honda Civic Type R

 

Honda Civic Type R

Source : CarDekho