Featured 2017 Civic Type R Sets 7:43.80 FWD Nurburgring Record! [Video]

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    Up late working and just so happen to get a notification from YouTube that stated "Civic Type R Nurburgring Record" and I've never clicked on anything so fast in my life lol. Was hoping to hop over to HondaNews.com and find the rest of the information released from Honda too but no go there :( .

    They did however have a post up with some more information about the (3) new videos released.


    Press Release

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

    Apr 24, 2017 - TORRANCE, Calif.
    • 2017 Civic Type R laps Nürburgring in record 7 minutes 43.80 seconds
    • Ohio-made 2.0-liter VTEC® TURBO engine powers Civic to new record
    • Advanced aerodynamics deliver best-in-class balance between lift and drag
    • Civic Type R – America's first Honda Type R model – goes on sale late spring
    Less than two months before its U.S. launch, the 2017 Honda Civic Type R has claimed the title of world's fastest production front-wheel-drive (FWD) production car, setting a new benchmark lap time at Germany's legendary Nürburgring. On April 3, 2017, a Civic Type R lapped the 12.9-mile Nordschleife (north loop) in a record 7 minutes 43.80 seconds. This new benchmark time represents an improvement of nearly 7 seconds compared to the previous-generation (European market) Type R, and over 3 seconds faster than the previous FWD record. Video footage of the benchmark lap can be viewed on Honda's YouTube channel at Honda.us/TypeRLapRecord.

    Multiple factors contribute to the new Civic Type R's benchmark time including its high-performance 2.0-liter VTEC TURBO engine – with peak output of 306 horsepower (hp)1 and 295 lb.-ft. of torque2. The engine, which makes the new Civic Type R the most powerful Honda ever sold in America, is manufactured in the U.S. at Honda's Anna, Ohio engine plant3. The Type R's six-speed manual transmission with new, lower gear ratios further improves the car's acceleration, while the new Type R's comprehensive aerodynamic package delivers outstanding high-speed stability with an optimal balance between aerodynamic stability and drag.

    The highly rigid body of the all-new Civic Type R is over 35 lbs. lighter than the previous-generation (European market) model, and boasts a 38-percent gain in torsional stiffness. The 10th-generation Civic platform's new multi-link rear suspension enhances stability under braking and reduces the total roll movement of the car, enabling later braking into corners and helping to achieve higher cornering speeds during the lap.

    Ryuichi Kijima, the lead chassis engineer for the Honda Civic Type R development explains the model's most significant improvements around the Nürburgring compared to the previous-generation car: "The cornering speed achieved in the new Type R is higher because the car features a wider track and tires, a longer wheelbase, a new multi-link suspension in the rear and optimized aerodynamics that improve stability. For example, drivers typically enter the corner after Metzgesfeld at around 150 km/h (93 mph). Even at this medium-speed corner, the speed is around 10 km/h (6 mph) higher due to the new Type R's excellent stability. So, with improved cornering performance, we can increase the speed throughout the lap, helping the new Type R to achieve a much quicker lap time."

    The pre-production development Civic Type R that achieved the lap time was technically representative of production specification. A full floating roll cage was installed for safety reasons, but did not provide any additional rigidity to the body frame. The extra weight of the cage was compensated for by the removal of the Display Audio system and rear seats. The car was using street legal, track-focused tires.

    The new Civic Type R, the very first production Honda Type R model for America, is the final piece in the 10th-generation Honda Civic launch that began in the fall of 2015 with the Civic Sedan, named 2016 North American Car of the Year. The Civic lineup, featuring the most ambitious and extensive remake in the model's 44-year history, includes the premium and sporty Civic Sedan and Coupe; the versatile and Euro-inspired Civic Hatchback; the fast and agile new Civic Si Sedan and Coupe, launching next month; and the ultimate representation of Civic performance, the new Civic Type R.

    Production of the new Civic Type R began in March 2017 at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon, England – the global manufacturing hub for the tenth generation Civic hatchback.





     
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    First!
     
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    Only .15 of a second slower than the R35 lap time posted in Dec2010. I think thats a win for us.
     
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    #5 pie, Apr 24, 2017
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    Woulda been first but watched all the videos. Man those are intense. Loved the full lap footage, that's as good as it gets.

    Edit: just rewatched the lap, there's some room to be even faster!
     
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    That top speed though

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    #7 ZdH, Apr 24, 2017
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    You know what scares me.... is the price that will be associated with that lap time, I'm still holding my breath for 33-34k.
    But man that was a quick lap wow.
     
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    probably get the best tires you can get in a few years when they refresh the GTI and beat the record?

    So much of these records are tires...

    why it's kind of silly to compare to gt-r times 6 years ago.
     
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    I suspect Honda wasn't using the OEM Continental ContactSport 6 tires.

    Per Honda, "The car was using street legal, track-focused tires."

    Could be something like the Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
     
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    Absolutely astonishing time. My price range may have increased slightly after seeing that.
     
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    Thanks! :) My Dealer just sent me this link. awesome!
     
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    Deserves its own theead!!
     
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    Now imagine the lap time fully tuned
     
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