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Honda Civic Type R – development car sets Nurburgring lap time of 7:50.63

By Deeq on 04 Mar 2015 in New model, Performance kit, Engine, Motorsports

There’s plenty to shout about when were talking about the new Civic Type-R as far as numbers go – 310 PS and 400 Nm from a 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo engine, a 270 km/h top speed and a 0-100 km/h time of 5.7 seconds is rather impressive.
Great on-paper numbers then, but what about real world performance? Honda has announced the Nürburgring lap time for the Civic Type R development car, and the magic number is 7 minutes 50.63 seconds, which puts the new CTR well ahead of the current front-wheel drive lap record holder, the Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R (7 min 54.36).
 
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Alas, the CTR’s record run – accomplished during the final phase of pre-production testing – isn’t official, but the automaker says that development car’s technical specifications are representative of the final production car, with a standard state of engine tune and kit levels identical to the production car.
 
The only changes were the removal of equipment (air conditioning, the front passenger seat and audio equipment) to offset the additional weight of a full roll cage, which Honda says was installed specifically for safety reasons and not to add rigidity.

The development car used production-specification high-rigidity 19-inch alloy wheels, fitted with 235/35R19 road tyres developed especially for the car.

So, no new lap record for now, and Honda says it is planning to send a production CTR out to the ‘Ring' later this year with the aim of setting a new lap record for a front-wheel drive production car.

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Written by Deeq
With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.



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Watwheels Mar 04 2015 10:45 PM

Why are car makers so obssessed with the ring and the timing on completing a lap?

Ppl are going to drive it on normal roads 90% of the time. It's not going to hop and bounce at ridiculous speeds. Why not make it a fun car instead of a hardcore track machine?

Friendstar Mar 05 2015 08:29 AM
Its all about face value for boy racers No one wants to buy a ctr and boast about FC or the aircon
Turboflat4 May 23 2015 04:32 PM

Why are car makers so obssessed with the ring and the timing on completing a lap?

Ppl are going to drive it on normal roads 90% of the time. It's not going to hop and bounce at ridiculous speeds. Why not make it a fun car instead of a hardcore track machine?

 

Because it's a Civic Type R, and this is now expected of any car that prioritises performance. James May always affected to miss this point on TG, too.

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