For the second time the Japanese Honda Civic Type R has turned to be the fastest front-wheel-drive vehicle around the well-known Nurburgring race track.
The newly-released 2017 Honda Civic Type R, boasting 316bhp is built around the tenth-generation version of Honda’s Civic family hatchback. Apparently, the new vehicle has managed to complete the lap in 7:43.8s, thus re-taking its crown from the counterpart Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S by more than 3 seconds.
By the way, this year Honda is preparing another hot stuff – a fresh Civic Type R built around the 10th-generation Civic hatchback. Arriving two years on from the outgoing Type R Civic, the vehicle is going to be manufactured in Great Britain at the company’s Swindon based factory for worldwide export.
In Britain prices for the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R will start from £32,000. That’s a moderate surge on the outgoing vehicle. Disclosed at the Geneva Motor Show, this summer the steel beast is expected to arrive in Honda showrooms.
Based on the fresh architecture, underpinning the regular Civic hatchback, the vehicle’s powered by a mighty turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder VTEC motor, providing up to 316bhp, transmitted via a new six-speed manual gearbox as well as front-wheel drive.