The Honda Civic Type R to Attempt to Beat Renault's Nurburgring Record

Honda has announced the Civic Type R Limited Edition, which will compete for the title of record holder among FWD racing cars at the Nurburgring.

To date, the title of the record holder among hatchbacks at the Nurburgring belongs to the Renault Mégane R. S. Trophy-R. Completing the distance in 7:40, it beat the Honda Civic by 3 seconds. Honda plans to put Renault in their place with a special variant of the Civic. In order not to deprive the new model of its production status, the ‘Limited Edition’ prefix is added to the name, thus its circulation will be limited.

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One of the main features of the limited version is its weight reduced by 20.8 kg. This indicator is achieved due to lighter wheels, no air ducts for second-row passengers, and no noise insulation. The European version will also lose an infotainment system and air conditioning, although they will remain in the list of options for the American specification.

The new vehicle will receive a reconfigured suspension, as close as possible to racing standards, and a calibrated steering mechanism. To make the Civic Type R Limited Edition truly special, Honda painted it in Phoenix Yellow. In addition, each car will receive a plate with an individual serial number.

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It is not reported how many Civic Type R Limited Edition cars will be released. It is known that 600 copies will be sold in North America, and another 100 will be sold in Europe.

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