2017 Honda Type R Obviates Si

Honda’s upcoming Type R has just set a record for front-wheel drive cars at the German Nurburgring, and not for being the most over-designed, visually cluttered commercial vehicle (but it is, tho.)

Tearing around the 12.9 mile circuit in a mind-boggling 7:43.8, the Honda completed the lap less than a second behind a Corvette C6 Z01, and practically neck and neck with the Nissan GT-R’s lap from 2010. Luckily horrible design doesn’t necessarily imply poor aerodynamics.

gallery-1475155843-03-civic-type-r-prototype-profile

 

With a 2.0L pumping out 306HP and 295LB-FT of torque, the unsightly Civic (a redundancy were there ever one) thanks a wider stance and tires and a new multi-link rear suspension with the ability to corner at greater speeds than the previous model, beating the previous Type R by almost seven seconds.

Honda still hasn’t announced pricing for the highest-level Civic, but it is known that the car will be hard to look at.

gallery-1475155905-02-civic-type-r-prototype-rear-3-4

Advertisements

One thought on “2017 Honda Type R Obviates Si

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s