Honda Automobiles: 2017 Civic Type R Claims Title as World’s Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive Production Car with Record Nürburgring Lap Time

Posted on 24. Apr, 2017 by in Honda Canada

  • 2017 Civic Type R laps Nürburgring in record 7 mins 43.80 seconds
  • Ohio-made 2.0-liter VTEC® TURBO engine powers Civic to new record
  • Advanced aerodynamics broach best-in-class change between lift and drag
  • Civic Type R – America’s initial Honda Type R indication – goes on sale late spring

Less than dual months before a U.S. launch, a 2017 Honda Civic Type R has claimed a pretension of world’s fastest prolongation front-wheel-drive (FWD) prolongation car, environment a new benchmark path time during Germany’s mythological Nürburgring. On Apr 3, 2017, a Civic Type R lapped a 12.9-mile Nordschleife (north loop) in a record 7 mins 43.80 seconds. This new benchmark time represents an alleviation of scarcely 7 seconds compared to a previous-generation (European market) Type R, and over 3 seconds faster than a prior FWD record. Video footage of a benchmark path can be noticed on Honda’s YouTube channel during Honda.us/TypeRLapRecord.

Multiple factors minister to a new Civic Type R’s benchmark time including a high-performance 2.0-liter VTEC TURBO engine – with rise outlay of 306 horsepower (hp)1 and 295 lb.-ft. of torque2. The engine, that creates a new Civic Type R a many absolute Honda ever sole in America, is made in a U.S. during Honda’s Anna, Ohio engine plant3. The Type R’s six-speed primer delivery with new, reduce rigging ratios serve improves a car’s acceleration, while a new Type R’s endless aerodynamic package delivers superb high-speed fortitude with an optimal change between aerodynamic fortitude and drag.

The rarely firm physique of a all-new Civic Type R is over 35 lbs. lighter than a previous-generation (European market) model, and boasts a 38-percent benefit in torsional stiffness. The 10th-generation Civic platform’s new multi-link back cessation enhances fortitude underneath braking and reduces a sum hurl transformation of a car, enabling after braking into corners and assisting to grasp aloft cornering speeds during a lap.

Ryuichi Kijima, a lead framework operative for a Honda Civic Type R growth explains a model’s many poignant improvements around a Nürburgring compared to a previous-generation car: “The cornering speed achieved in a new Type R is aloft since a automobile comforts a wider lane and tires, a longer wheelbase, a new multi-link cessation in a back and optimized aerodynamics that urge stability. For example, drivers typically enter a dilemma after Metzgesfeld during around 150 km/h (93 mph). Even during this medium-speed corner, a speed is around 10 km/h (6 mph) aloft due to a new Type R’s glorious stability. So, with softened cornering performance, we can boost a speed via a lap, assisting a new Type R to grasp a many quicker path time.”

The pre-production growth Civic Type R that achieved a path time was technically deputy of prolongation specification. A full floating hurl enclosure was commissioned for reserve reasons, though did not yield any additional acerbity to a physique frame. The additional weight of a enclosure was compensated for by a dismissal of a Display Audio complement and back seats. The automobile was regulating travel legal, track-focused tires.

The new Civic Type R, a really initial prolongation Honda Type R indication for America, is a final square in a 10th-generation Honda Civic launch that began in a tumble of 2015 with a Civic Sedan, named 2016 North American Car of a Year. The Civic lineup, featuring a many desirous and endless reconstitute in a model’s 44-year history, includes a reward and sporty Civic Sedan and Coupe; a versatile and Euro-inspired Civic Hatchback; a quick and flexible new Civic Si Sedan and Coupe, rising subsequent month; and a ultimate illustration of Civic performance, a new Civic Type R.

Production of a new Civic Type R began in Mar 2017 during Honda of a UK Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon, England – a tellurian production heart for a tenth era Civic hatchback.

About Honda
Honda offers a full line of reliable, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive vehicles with modernized reserve technologies by approximately 1,000 eccentric U.S. Honda dealers. The Honda lineup includes a Fit, Civic, Accord and Clarity array newcomer cars, along with a HR-V, CR-V and Pilot sport/utility vehicles, Ridgeline pickup lorry and a Odyssey minivan. Honda has been producing automobiles in America for 32 years regulating domestic and globally sourced tools and now operates 19 vital production comforts in North America.

For More Information 
Consumer information is accessible at automobiles.honda.com/future-cars/civic-type-r. To join a Civic Type R village on Facebook, visit facebook.com/hondacivic. Additional media information including high-resolution photography of a 2017 Honda Civic Type R is accessible at hondanews.com/honda-automobiles/channels/civic-type-r.

1 306 hp @ 6500 rpm (SAE net)
2 295 lb-ft @ 2500-4500 rpm (SAE net)
3 Using domestic and globally sourced parts

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