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Nearing retirement, the Honda Civic Type R breaks track records

Both aesthetically and on the road, the latest generation of the Honda Civic Type R is stunning. A little bomb that has energy to spare and it proves it again!

Launched in 2017the current Honda Civic Type R stands out at first glance for its very “manga” lookwe can not anymore Japanese. With its big double fin at the back, it is not lace!

The mechanics are of the same ilk since it is a block 4 cylinder turbo of 2 liters which develops the trifle of 320 ch. As it is intended for pure driving enthusiastsit is associated with a 6-speed manual transmission.

Sold a little over 40 000 €, she was able to find her audience despite her radical philosophy. She is however end of commercial life because the new generation of Type R will soon be presented.

Late exploits

Nevertheless, the current Civic Type R has not yet said its last word. In any case, this is what he wanted to demonstrate australian importer of the brand. He did not hesitate to film a circuit video local to demonstrate the effectiveness of Type R and its very exclusive version Limited Edition.

Only available in yellowthis is recognized by its 20 inch rims forged steel and some specific elements. She mostly went through the “regime” box. The removal of the radio and navigation make him lose 47 kg. If this weight loss is not really perceptible on the routethis is obvious on circuit.

Close game

The pilot Tony D’Alberto achieves a lap time 2 min 13 »251 with the Type R normale. Thanks to its tires semi-slicks and his multiple improvementsthe Limited Edition do better with 2 min 12 ″ 260 on this loop 4.95 kilometers within the Bend Motorsport Park.

The difference between the two is not huge but the time of the normal version, already very honorable, is further improved by the yellow Civic. This is not the first time that the Japanese stands out on the track. The japanese has already made feats on european tours such as Estoril, Silverstonethe Nurburgring Where Spa-Francorchamps.

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