Honda has done it. The automaker’s 2017 Civic Type R is now the fastest front-wheel-drive production car around the Nürburgring. The 306-horsepower hot hatch required just 7:43.8 to lap the 12.9 miles of the full Nürburgring Nordschleife to reclaim the record from Volkswagen and its Golf GTI Clubsport S. The special Golf GTI set a significantly slower 7:49.21 lap one year ago. This is the second time that a Civic Type R has held the record. The previous model claimed the record in 2015 with a time of 7:50.63. Although the 2017 Civic Type R and its predecessor are mechanically...
Report: Honda CR-Z Type R In The Works
We know that Honda’s performance arm Mugen is working on several performance modifications for the new 2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid sports car but it appears that a more aggressive Type R model may also be in the works. Not so long ago the idea of a hybrid powertrain in a sports car was anathema to...Viknesh Vijayenthiran