Watch The Honda Civic Type R Go 3sec Faster Than The Old One At Spa

Honda has just broken its own front-wheel drive record at Spa Francorchamps, with the FK8 Type R lapping the circuit 3.2sec faster than the FK2
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A couple of years ago, Honda took it upon itself to set the front-wheel drive lap records at five European circuits with the FK2 Civic Type R. So far as we can see, no one has bothered to try and break them.

So, Honda is now going back to four of the five to smash its own records with the newer FK8-gen Type R. The car has already set a new FWD lap record at Magny-Cours with 2013 FIA WEC LMP2 champ Bertrand Baguette at the wheel, and the Belgian has since been dispatched to Spa-Francorchamps.

There, the current Super GT driver - who currently competes in an NSX-R - managed a scorching 2:53.72 lap, 3.19 seconds faster than the FK2. Not bad. Not bad at all.

Watch The Honda Civic Type R Go 3sec Faster Than The Old One At Spa

Next up, Honda will be shaving time off its own records at Silverstone, Estoril, and the Hungaroring. That just leaves Monza - it doesn’t look like the manufacturer will be returning there. The driver line-up for the attempts consists of F1 champion Jenson Button (who’s also racing an NSX in Super GT), WTCR driver Tiago Monteiro and BTCC’s Matt Neal.

The question is, will any other manufacturers attempt to challenge Honda this time?



Perhaps because Jesus was one of the chief mechanics

06/19/2018 - 15:15 |
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Even though it may look ugly, it never fails to impress as a FWD. Go Honda!

06/19/2018 - 15:31 |
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Griffin Mackenzie

Good lord that car is fast

06/19/2018 - 15:38 |
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Griffin Mackenzie

3.2 seconds is a massive difference! That’s unbelievable!

06/19/2018 - 15:38 |
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Indeed. Looks like all those aero bits are useful!

06/19/2018 - 16:08 |
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German Perfectionist

3.2 seconds! Those fake air vents made it possible!

06/19/2018 - 16:28 |
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If they were this fast this guy must have been the driver (wait did they hit a guard rail? No?) well we can confirm it wasn’t this guy behind the wheel

06/19/2018 - 18:29 |
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I reckon Renault might take them on at some point. Bound to be some properly hardcore stuff from Dieppe

06/19/2018 - 22:39 |
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All us lawnmower owners are proud of this accomplishment!

06/20/2018 - 03:34 |
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very very nice lap ^^.. but i think Hondy will not be Challenged by anyone .. Carmakers nowadays doesn’t seem to be competitive on that sort of lvl anymore … they don’t see any rivalry between them .. the times when carmakers tried to improve even on the already improved is over :( .. sadly .. but maybe im wrong ..maybe, and i hope that iam, maybe manufacturers will get back into the game .. ^^ i hope so ..

06/20/2018 - 18:44 |
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