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Honda will try its best to keep its FWD Nurburgring record

Honda will try its best to keep its FWD Nurburgring record

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blogentry-133713-0-90687700-1434419555_thumb.jpgIt is not hard to guess that sooner or later, someone is going to take the FWD(Front-Wheel Drive) Nurburging lap time record away from Honda in the future. But Honda vows to keep it with them.

In an interview with Top Gear magazine, Honda's chief engineer, Hisayuki Yagi, said that if the FWD lap time record set by the Civic Type R is beaten, the Japanese car manufacturer will build a faster version of the hot hatch, to reclaim its rightful place on the demanding circuit.

 

When the Civic Type R was under development, Honda had set a target for it be the fastest front-wheel drive hatch to lap the Green Hell. And they were successful. But when asked if a a super-racer - a.k.a a two-seater open-wheeler or something along that line - came and take the record away from them, Hisayuki Yagi responded, "Well, if it's a strictly limited edition, then we would have to think carefully whether we would do a car to beat that. But on the other hand, if a rival makes a car of comparable spec and features as the Type R, we would have to go back and beat it."

 

He added on by saying the most important aspect in setting super fast times is the power-to-weight ratio and that the Civic Type R has room for improvement. A lighter and slightly powerful version would be the way to go, but nothing over the top.

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