The first is the Type R’s global debut video, which showcases all the new curves of the car, inside and out.
The second, is where Honda gets a bit ‘fighty.’ Beating the Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R’s 7:54:36 lap time around the Nürburgring is no easy feat, but Honda has done one better with its development mule of the Type R, beating it by a whole four seconds for a time of 7:50:63.
Honda tells us that the lap time was achieved in May 2014, and effectively, this makes the pre-production Civic Type R the fastest production FWD hatchback to ever lap the Nurburgring. While the pre-production model was nearly identical to the production-ready one, the Japanese manufacturer will be returning to the ‘Green Hell’ later this year with the actual road-ready vehicle to give it another go, and officially claim the throne.
In any case, here is the mighty 2015 Honda Civic Type R absolutely nailing it around the Nurburgring with its new 2.0-litre VTEC turbo four-pot powerplant. Enjoy.