2020 HONDA CIVIC TYPE R AT SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS REVIEW, SPECS, & ENGINE – The Honda Civic Type R has been breaking up lap data kept and proper. This time, the very hot hatch clocked a time of 2 minutes or so, 53.72 seconds at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, a new record for a generation car with front-wheel drive.
2020 HONDA CIVIC TYPE R AT SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS REVIEW
The new time chips away at the record set by the past generation Type R. Back in 2016, the aged Type R finished the course in 2 minutes, 56.91 seconds. The Spa-Francorchamps circuit is a long track determining around 4.35 miles. In addition to quite fast straights and high-speed sides, in addition, it features elevation changes and challenging low-speed portions. Piloting the hatch via this difficult track was Bertrand Baguette, former FIA WEC LMP2 class world champ. He now pushes the Honda NSX-GT in the Super GT series with Nakajima Racing.
The new generation Type R has set two other lap data around the world. In 2017, a creation development car moved around the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 moments, 43.8 seconds, the quickest time for any front-wheel-drive production car. The car also set a front-wheel-drive record time of 2 a few minutes, 1.51 seconds at the Magny-Cours GP circuit in France.
The Civic Type R packs a 2.0-liter inline-four with 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Power is directed via a six-speed manual transmission. In our exams, we clocked the hatch hitting 60 mph from a standstill in as tiny as 5. seconds. Through the summer, the Type R will endeavor to break documents at Silverstone, Estoril, and the Hungaroring. Check out the video under to watch the Honda Civic Type R set a new history at Spa-Francorchamps.