Honda Civic Type R Became the Fastest Hatchback at the Nurburgring – A car that is sold with the superiority of the car’s performance is incomplete if it is not proved by the results on the track and this is done by all new Honda Civic Type R.
It is realized that Honda presents all new Honda Civic Type R with the excellence of engine performance. So no wonder if Honda directly test the car at the Nurburgring circuit, Germany.
Unmitigated Civic Type R immediately managed to achieve a new achievement by breaking the fastest record for the category of Front-Wheel Drive car (front wheel drive) in the class of hot hatch. Civic Type R managed to record a time of 07 minutes 43.80 seconds or 3 (three) seconds faster than the previous record holder.
One interesting point of the test is that despite breaking the record, but Honda still use a standard car that fits the specifications of the mass production car version. Minor modifications are only made to adjust the safety standards of racing.
The Nurburgring Nordschleife circuit, located in the town of Nurburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany itself has a length of 20.8 kilometers and is the longest and most challenging racing circuit in the world. This circuit is still actively used since 1927 until now.
“This model has a weight of 16 kilograms lighter than its predecessor, resulting in a better response on the steering wheel and provide stability when bulldoze the bend. The use of the New Multi-Link Rear Suspension suspension also provides better stability during braking, as well as reduces Body Roll symptoms. This allows for ‘Late Braking’ when the car enters the corner of the corner and produces a better ‘Cornering Speed’, “said Ryuichi Kijima, Chassis Engineer of All New Honda Civic Type R (FK8).
Civic Type R (FK8) is aggressive thanks to the use of Sporty Front Grill, Sporty Front & Rear Bumper, Sporty & Rear Lower Bumper, Sporty Bonnet, Front & Rear Fenders and Sporty Alloy Wheel. For braking system, Civic Type R uses braking system package from Brembo.
As for the engine, Civic Type R equipped with Honda VTEC engine Turbo Earth Dreams Technology 2.0 liter 4 cylinder, direct injection line that can generate maximum power of 320 PS and maximum torque of 400 Nm. Civic Type R uses 6 speed manual. The Civic Type R features a new “+ R” button that gives extreme driving sensations to the driver.
Civic Type R (FK8) will start entering the mass production stage in the summer of 2017 at the Honda Factory in Swindon, England. Civic Type R (FK8) will begin to be sold first in continental Europe and afterwards exported to various other regions such as the United States and Asia including Japan.
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