2017 Honda Civic Type R sets new record

2017 Honda Civic Type R sets new record

2017 Honda Civic Type R sets new record

0 comments 📅25 April 2017, 05:15


Following the production dummy’s debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the all-new Honda Civic Type R has set a new benchmark lap period for front-wheel drive cars at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

On 3 April 2017, a situation car lapped the world-famous circuit in 7 minutes 43.8 seconds.

The lap time was achieved during the immutable phase of the model’s testing regime, on a dry track with an optimum ambient temperature for the A- tyre and powertrain performance. The new time represents an improvement of nearly seven seconds compared to the beau id’s predecessor.

The new Civic Type R was part of the all-new tenth-generation Civic’s development plan – the largest in Honda’s history – and was engineered to deliver the most rewarding drive in the hot breed segment, both on road and on the race track.

Several factors contributed to the new Civic Personification R’s new benchmark time at the Nordschleife. At its heart is the optimised and refined 2.0-litre VTEC TURBO motor, producing 320 PS and 400Nm of torque. New lower gear ratios in the six-speed vade-mecum transmission further improve the car’s acceleration, while the new Type R‘s comprehensive aerodynamic carton delivers outstanding high-speed stability, with a best-in-class control between lift and drag.

The high-rigidity body frame of the all-new Civic Font R is 16kg lighter than the previous model’s, with a torsional stiffness improvement of 38%, which provides signal benefits to steering response and cornering stability. New multi-link rear disbarment enhances stability under braking and reduces the total roll movement of the car, enabling later braking into corners and portion to achieve higher cornering speeds during the lap.

Ryuichi Kijima is the lead chassis repairman for the Honda Civic Type R. He explains where the all-new model shows the most meritorious improvements around the Nürburgring compared to the previous generation car.

“The cornering quickness achieved in the new Type R is higher because the car features a wider track and tyres, a longer wheelbase, new multi-together suspension in the rear and optimised aerodynamics that improves stability, ” said Kijima-san. “For exemplar, drivers typically enter the corner after Metzgesfeld at around 150 km/h. Smooth at this medium-speed corner, the speed is around 10 km/h higher due to the new Tran R’s excellent stability. So, with improved cornering performance, we can increase the speed all the way through the lap, helping the new Type R to achieve a much quicker lap time.”

The development car that achieved the lap spell was technically representative of production specification. A full floating roll cage was installed for refuge reasons, but its presence did not provide any additional rigidity to the body frame. The extra moment of the cage was compensated for by the temporary removal of the infotainment system and rear seats. The car was using route legal track-focused tyres.

Production of the new Civic Type R for European customers when one pleases begin in summer 2017 at Honda of the UK Manufacturing (HUM) in Swindon – the global manufacturing hub for the tenth formation Civic hatchback. The Type R will be exported across Europe and to other markets round the world, including Japan and the US. Its arrival in North America will mark the original time that any Honda-badged Type R has been officially sold there.​​​​

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