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- Aug 13, 2018
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- Civic type R, Civic RS sport.
You guys do know there are numerous videos on youtube with amateur drivers pulling a time close to 7:45, right?This is getting a little out of hand. Absolutely stock vs. stock is a little meaningless anyway. All track day driven cars have a little prep: alignment, brake pads, tires. So then the question is, at that level of prep, what's faster? This can be seen if you go to just a few track days and watch the advanced groups closely enough to know who is 3 seconds off a pro and who is only 1 second off a pro. Compare that second set of drivers. The CTR is probably about 2 seconds slower around a 2 minute track than the M2, from what I've seen, which is impressive given the power difference.
Ring times are fun to watch and argue about, and they represent more data than nothing, but most of the time it's not apples to apples. The closest thing to an apples to apples comparison is the German magazine sport auto, since it's independent, often they use the same driver, and I think they make sure the car is stock. They tested both cars and got 8:01, the same time. I wonder if the stability of the CTR on the long high speed stretches helped!