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News 2023 Honda Civic Type R Ripped Up the Nürburgring Nordschleife in May

2023 Honda Civic Type R Ripped Up the Nürburgring Nordschleife in May

The 9th and 10th generation Honda Civic Type R both set lap records only to lose them to other automakers

  • Honda has released a teaser video showing the next Type R having a go at the legendary track.

  • We bet that it set a new FWD production car lap record.

There’s little doubt in our minds that Honda’s done it once again. The Civic Type R set Nürburgring Nordschleife front-wheel-drive lap time records in 2015 and 2017 only to see them taken away from them shortly thereafter. Honda has now released a short video showing the 11th generation Type R tearing up the legendary track.

The new 2023 Honda Civic Type R Officially Hits the Stage this June

The last Civic Type R set an astounding track time of only 7:43.80 or a solid 6.83 seconds less than the previous Type-R. More impressive however was that this time quite nearly matched that of the Nissan GT-R which clocked a 7:43.7 lap time.

The title of the world’s fastest FWD car was taken away from the CTR in 2019 by a Renault Megane R.S. Trophy-R. It managed a jaw-dropping 7:40.1 time or only 1.1 seconds behind a 997 Porsche 911 Turbo.

We firmly believe that Honda’s new Type R beat the Megane’s time which is why they’ve shared this video. We’re going to go out on a limb and predict a 7:37.7 time because why not?

We are expecting the 2023 Honda Civic Type R to hit the stage within a few days or weeks.

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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