They said this new hot hatch was going to kick ass. They were right.
Honda has just officially revealed its new 2016 Civic Type R here at the Geneva Motor Show. And during the live debut we were given a precise clue as to how awesome this new hot hatch is going to be. So we’ll just get straight to it: Honda stated that the Civic Type R has set a new Nurburgring record time of 7:50.63, overtaking the previous record holder, the Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R’s time of 7:54. Bottom line: the 2016 Civic Type R is the fastest front-wheel-drive car around in the ‘Ring. The price? “In the mid 30,000 Euro range.”
Honda also proudly pointed out that, combined with, once again, providing engines to McLaren for Formula 1, the previous debut of the new Acura NSX, and now the Type R’s new ‘Ring record, the Japanese automaker is firmly back in the business of motorsport and high performance.