The old Nürburgring and the lap-time records; records of lap-time and the old Nürburgring. Much we are talking about lately the Green hell and the times made by sporting goods of various brands. While some manufacturers of Supercars like Porsche have decided to spend this marketing, the compact sports war is more alive than ever.
And is that the Ring seems to have become a marketing scenario for brands instead of being a circuit where taste virtues and defects in its cars, and can remove many data and conclusions to make the vehicle nearing final sunset. Nuburgring is a very complete circuit, with gradients, curves of all kinds, a straight line too long, cambers, even some that another jump if the speed is high; but perhaps all this is going from the hands.
Although manufacturers are losing the head, or not, by becoming the fastest in this difficult German track; we cannot deny that we like this challenge. In addition to the configuration of the car, the Ring serves for brands trying to show us that their car is faster than the competition. In the segment of Compact sport with front-wheel drive now takes the baton Honda Civic Type R, as we can see in these videos that accompany the article.
The record was previously held by the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S (7 minutes 47,19 seconds), but the past April 3 Japanese brand was testing at Nürburgring. Honda Civic Type R he was able to stop the clock in just 7 minutes 43.8 seconds, a fact that surprises because it does so many years to get 8 minutes at Nürburgring with a traction front completely series seemed impossible.
We remind you that the new Honda Civic Type R in your vain engine receives a propellant 2.0 VTEC turbocharged engine that delivers 320 HP and 400 Nm. As mentioned, your energy is sent to the front axle, while the gearbox is a six-speed manual. Which desire to learn about!