VIDEO: 2015 Honda Civic Type R Preview & Nürburgring Record Lap FootageAuto News
Honda’s reveal of the 2015 Civic Type R in full VTEC turbo glory has taken centre stage in the auto industry, and the bliss is far from over. Soon after the Japanese manufacturer unveiled the car in full, Honda also released the following videos.
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.