The new Honda Civic Type R can call itself King Nürburgring again. The hot-tempered Japanese hatchback is of course not the fastest production car on the more than twenty kilometers long German circuit, but it is again the fastest front-wheel drive on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

The Renault Mégane RS and the Honda Civic Type R have been fighting each other off and on for years. One moment the French hot hatch is the fastest on the Ring again, then the Civic Type-R takes that title back. This time it is the Honda Civic Type R that takes the title for fastest front-wheel drive production car from the Mégane.

In 2019, the Mégane RS Trophy-R blasted in 7.45.389 minutes over the 20.832-kilometer layout of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife and the Honda Civic Type-R now eats just under half a second of that lap time.

The Honda Civic Type R completed a lap on the Nordschleife in 7.44.881 minutes. Still, the record-breaking Civic is not the one you can now order from Honda dealers. At least, not yet. Honda indicates that it sent a lighter version of the Civic Type R on the successful record hunt.

This variant officially has the name Honda Civic Type R S Grade. It is not yet available in Europe, but will soon be on the European price lists. The Civic Type R was on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Connect rubber, tires available from Michelin.

The Honda Civic Type R that you can order now has a 329 hp and 420 Nm strong 2.0 four-cylinder turbo engine, a machine that sends its power to the front wheels via a manual six-speed gearbox. The Civic Type R sprints from a standstill to a speed of 100 km / h in 5.4 seconds. Its top speed: 275 km/h.

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