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Old 07-03-2018, 06:27 AM   #1
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Last month the 2018 Honda Civic Type R set a new record in Belgium and now the hot hatch has done it again by setting a new record at the Silverstone GP circuit in the UK. The 2018 Civic Type R set a new front-wheel drive production car record, which was previously held by the 2016 Civic Type R.

2018 Honda Civic Type R Silverstone


For its latest record setting sprint, the Honda Civic Type R was piloted by British Touring Car Championship winner Matt Neal. According to Neal, “Where I found the real advantage of the Type R was really in the high-speed corners – the stability which is a combination of the aero and the new advanced suspension system. Into corners like Copse and Stowe at the end of the Hangar straight, you can carry big entry speed with supreme confidence.”

2018 Honda Civic Type R Silverstone

The latest record time at the Silverstone circuit is the fourth lap record for the new Honda Civic Type R. It all started in last April at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, where the Civic Type R set with a lap time of 7mins 43.8 seconds. Shortly after that WTCR driver, Esteban Guerrieri set a new record at the ‘Type R Challenge 2018’ with a 2 mins 1.51 seconds lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Magny-Cours GP circuit in France. Most recently Bertrand Baguette recorded a time of 2 minutes 53.72 seconds in the same car at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium.

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how tf do you go from a 7 min lap time to a 2 + min lap time?
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:01 AM   #3
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how tf do you go from a 7 min lap time to a 2 + min lap time?
by driving a different track that's how; those times are from different tracks:

Nürburgring Nordschleife - 7:43.8
Magny-Cours GP - 2:01.51
Spa-Francorchamps - 2:53.72
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how tf do you go from a 7 min lap time to a 2 + min lap time?
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by driving a different track that's how; those times are from different tracks


Porsche can do this on the same track.
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by driving a different track that's how; those times are from different tracks:

Nürburgring Nordschleife - 7:43.8
Magny-Cours GP - 2:01.51
Spa-Francorchamps - 2:53.72
thanks for that. I was confused by the way it was worded.
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thanks for that. I was confused by the way it was worded.
Understandable; the article/press release/whatever was poorly written.
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Old 07-05-2018, 06:59 AM   #7
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Civic Type R claims best hot hatch at Auto Express Awards
The British-built Honda Civic Type R has taken home another trophy, this time at the 2018 Auto Express Awards, taking the title of Best Hot Hatch for the second year running.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards of the car industry, the annual Auto Express New Car Awards are given to the cars that set the highest standards in their class each year. These awards are highly important for both carmakers and customers because of the authority and integrity of the Auto Express brand.

Built in Swindon, the Civic Type R shares the same fundamentals as the new Civic hatchback and has been engineered from the ground up to deliver the most rewarding drive in the hot-hatch segment – both on road and on the racetrack.

Phil Webb, Head of Car at Honda UK, commented: “Demonstrating its huge popularity and that front wheel drive still rewards drivers in an increasingly competitive sector, the British-built Civic Type R shows no sign of ending its winning streak; collecting award after award. This is the second year running the car has won Best Hot Hatch at the Auto Express awards. I’ve just had to order another trophy cabinet!”

Steve Fowler, Editor-in-chief at Auto Express added: “For a second straight year the Honda Civic Type R has fought off an incredibly tough group of rivals to take the title of Auto Express’s Best Hot Hatch. That’s thanks in part to the pure front-wheel-drive layout and manual gearbox, which put you at the heart of the action. The Civic Type R’s first-class engineering makes it as exciting and entertaining as a hot hatch ca
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how tf do you go from a 7 min lap time to a 2 + min lap time?
I stepped out of the car and let someone else drive.
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This car is about the same price as a WRX with the Recaro package (and moonroof delete!!).

That's a tough call, I'd rather have the Type R but the WRX is much more low key.
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This car is about the same price as a WRX with the Recaro package (and moonroof delete!!).

That's a tough call, I'd rather have the Type R but the WRX is much more low key.
I’d rather have the WRX and AWD.
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I’d rather have the WRX and AWD.
That's probably what I'd choose in the end, since I won't be doing track or autoX, the Type R would be out of its element most of the time (all of the time?).
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That's probably what I'd choose in the end, since I won't be doing track or autoX, the Type R would be out of its element most of the time (all of the time?).
From what I’ve heard, the TypeR does just fine as a daily. It’s not as harsh as we all expected the best performing FWD to be.
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Ex-F1 star Jenson Button returns to Mount Panorama for Australian Type R Challenge

Former Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button has set a new benchmark lap time for a front-wheel drive production car around Mount Panorama race circuit at Bathurst in the Honda Civic Type R.

Set on April 22 during the Easter long weekend in a completely standard, factory-spec Civic Type R on road tyres with no modifications, Button’s time of 2:35.207sec was posted as part of the Australian leg of the ‘Type R Challenge 2019’ designed to highlight the performance potential of Honda’s giant-killing Civic Type R hot hatch.


Button — who holds the unofficial Mt Panorama record at just 1:48.8, set in an F1 car in 2011 as part of a special event to promote the Australian GP — recorded the time within just 14 fast laps spread over a one-hour session in the morning and a 10-minute afternoon session.



“Anything you drive around Mount Panorama is pretty amazing. Up across the top of the mountain, the Type R is so fast through there, so once I got into a rhythm and got used to the speed you can carry, it was really good fun,” said the 2009 F1 world champ, 2018 Super GT Series winner and Honda ambassador.

Honda’s Bathurst time attack was inspired by the ‘Type R Challenge 2018’ program, which saw a team of Honda racing stars break front-drive production car records at a range of European racetracks in the new Civic Type R.



Fresh from becoming the first car-maker to officially back Australia’s new front-drive TCR touring car series via a Civic Type driven by Tony D’Alberto, Honda Australia brought the Type R Challenge concept outside Europe for the first time as part of Honda’s 50th birthday celebrations. The idea was first floated last year.

“Mount Panorama holds a unique place in Australian motorsport, so it was a privilege and a thrill for the
Honda Australia team to be able to take on that challenge in the Civic Type R, especially with Jenson behind the wheel,” said Honda Australia director Stephen Collins.

“The Civic Type R had plenty of form to suggest it could achieve something equally special around the revered Mount Panorama, Bathurst circuit and that’s exactly what Jenson and the Honda Australia team achieved on Easter Monday,” said Collins.



Best known as the home of the Bathurst 1000 touring car race held each October, the challenging 6.213km Mount Panorama circuit is a public road for 350 days each year and includes 23 corners, 174m of elevation changes and gradients as steep as 16 per cent.

For perspective, Button’s 2:35.2 time would have placed the standard, $51,990 Civic Type R second on the grid in its class at the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour held race the previous day.

It is also nearly 1.3sec quicker than Allan Moffat’s 2:36.5 lap record in the legendary Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III, set during the 1972 Hardie-Ferodo 500 endurance race around the original, 41m-shorter 6.172km circuit.



“I definitely put the car through its paces and it was a quick time; two minutes 35 seconds is a really good time
in a front-wheel drive car and it was hot as well, so I think if it was cooler you could go a bit quicker, but I do feel like I got everything out of the car,” Button said.

“The Honda Civic Type R really is the perfect car for a time attack challenge like this. And it’s 100 per cent a road legal car that’s straight off the production line, so to do a two minute 35 second lap is fantastic.

“We came here to have fun and see what this amazing car can do around this iconic track and it did very well – it’s definitely an exciting car for enthusiasts.”
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Reminds me I need to try Mount Panorama on the XBox (Forza 7) - always wanted to try that track.
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From what I’ve heard, the TypeR does just fine as a daily. It’s not as harsh as we all expected the best performing FWD to be.
It has adaptive suspension vs the WRX, which is stiff all the time. Type R acceleration and handling is on par or better standard STI at this point but much more comfortable with latest tech.
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Cool car for the segment - like it more (relatively) than the NSX 2.0. How about an S2K 2.0 with 2 CBR motors made into a nice little V8? I'd pay NSX money for that.
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This is the big issue...i just looked extensively at the CTR, its beautiful imo. The sales guy has a 2018 he showed me in the back and we started talking. He told me he doesn't get traction until about 3rd gear. Have a nice day, sir ✌
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This is the big issue...i just looked extensively at the CTR, its beautiful imo. The sales guy has a 2018 he showed me in the back and we started talking. He told me he doesn't get traction until about 3rd gear. Have a nice day, sir ✌
You can either learn how to drive and manage available traction or buy a WRX, I guess.


Also, post that sales guy tidbit here: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=755849
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You can either learn how to drive and manage available traction or buy a WRX, I guess.


Also, post that sales guy tidbit here: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=755849
But I want to be able to mash the gas pedal any time I want with my hands off the steering wheel. That's performance driving, man.
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You can either learn how to drive and manage available traction or buy a WRX, I guess.


Also, post that sales guy tidbit here: https://forums.nasioc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=755849
What does that dumb thread have to do with someone telling me about his daily driving experiences? It doesnt sound that hard to believe a modded type r doesnt get traction until 3rd gear to me. Learn to drive? Haha have you ever driven a real car or just Hondas? You know, something with more than 140tq when Vtec kicks in Yo! I guess i found the butt hurt Honda fan boy section.

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But I want to be able to mash the gas pedal any time I want with my hands off the steering wheel. That's performance driving, man.
why dont you send an email to Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, Bugatti etc and let them know that a real performance car is powered by the 2 front wheels 🙄 Oh, and fun fact about my wrx; All the computer assisted driving help such as traction control and vehicle stability can be 100% disabled. One of the reasons i went with the Subaru, man 👍🏻

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why dont you send an email to Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, Bugatti etc and let them know that a real performance car is powered by the 2 front wheels �� Oh, and fun fact about my wrx; All the computer assisted driving help such as traction control and vehicle stability can be 100% disabled. One of the reasons i went with the Subaru, man ����
You think you don't have to manage traction in a rear drive performance car?

I drove rear drive BMWs for 15 years, in snow, with traction control off. One of the reasons I bought BMWs.

Cars listed in the top 10 all time driver's cars by EVO magazine:

Zonda F
Ferrari F50
996 GT3
Miata
Lotus 340R
Lotus Elan
Caterham 7
Megane 26.R
Clio Trophy
EVO VI Tommi Makinen

https://www.evo.co.uk/features/featu...vers_cars.html

So I count two front drive cars, and no WRX.

There's Subarus further down in the list, it's Top 100 of all time.
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why dont you send an email to Porsche, Ferrari, McLaren, Bugatti etc and let them know that a real performance car is powered by the 2 front wheels �� Oh, and fun fact about my wrx; All the computer assisted driving help such as traction control and vehicle stability can be 100% disabled. One of the reasons i went with the Subaru, man ����
Another fun fact about your WRX, the Civic Si has a diff, yours doesn't.

Email Porsche and tell them real performance cars don't have a diff.
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This is the big issue...i just looked extensively at the CTR, its beautiful imo. The sales guy has a 2018 he showed me in the back and we started talking. He told me he doesn't get traction until about 3rd gear. Have a nice day, sir ✌
I've driven it. He is correct. It flooded here on Saturday, all damn day. Streets with rivers rolling down them. FWD is as useless as RWD in this weather condition.

They have said they are entertaining SH-AWD on the thing and that will be a good day. Their SH-AWD is excellent in other models they make. When Honda or if they add it, they'll shut everyone down in the segment. It's the only thing missing.
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It's the only thing missing.
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Otherwise, I agree. Will be a good day when they release it with AWD.
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