King of the ring

Rutherglen Reformer - - Motors -

Honda’s all-new Civic Type R has set a new bench­mark lap time for front-wheel drive cars at the leg­endary Nür­bur­gring Nord­schleife test track in Ger­many when a de­vel­op­ment car lapped the world-fa­mous cir­cuit in 7mins 43.8 sec­onds.

The lap time was achieved on a dry track with op­ti­mum am­bi­ent tem­per­a­ture for best tyre and pow­er­train per­for­mance.

The new time rep­re­sents an im­prove­ment of nearly seven sec­onds com­pared to the model’s pre­de­ces­sor.

The new Civic Type R was part of the all-new tenth-gen­er­a­tion Civic’s de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme – the largest in Honda’s his­tory – and has been en­gi­neered at Honda’s fac­tory in Swin­don.

Pro­duc­tion of the new Civic is un­der way at the fac­tory and the new Type R will be join­ing the line up later this year.

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