RE: New Time Attack laps for Civic Type R

RE: New Time Attack laps for Civic Type R

Wednesday 28th February

New Time Attack laps for Civic Type R

Honda has enlisted the help of a former employee this time around. One Mr J. Button...



Remember a couple of years back when Honda took it upon itself to set some self-certified lap records? The record breaking run took the team across Europe, taking in Silverstone, Spa, Monza, Estoril and the Hungaroring. Naturally the ethics of such an attempt were scrutinised pretty heavily, but it did get people talking about the car once more...

Here we are once again, in 2018, with Honda set to use the FK8 Civic Type R to surpass a few of those records and set some more, too. Once more the car will visit Spa, Silverstone and Estoril, with additional tracks to be announced soon. Interestingly, Jenson Button will be involved in driving duties this time, alongside Tiago Monteiro, Esteban Guerrieri and Belgian Bertrand Baguette. (Yes, that is a real name, he's a driver who plies his trade in Japanese Super GT.)


As with the previous record runs, this 2018 version is being used by Honda to draw attention to its Nurburgring record lap. But given that was very openly completed in a car with just one seat, it still looks rather more circumspect than most. Honda says the laps will "reinforce the class-leading status" of the car, though that claim is difficult to substantiate when no rivals have performed similar feats. Back to you, SEAT, Renault etc...

Honda will show the Time Attack Civic Type R at the Geneva show; expect more information on the laps in due course.

 

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krismccloy

Original Poster:

149 posts

82 months

Wednesday 28th February
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Appears to be a nod at the original records set in '98.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-x9p45xPA

Just look at the low slung, compact, lightweight Integra Type R clap


HustleRussell

15,058 posts

93 months

Wednesday 28th February
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Who is ‘scrutinising the ethics’ of this, and on what basis?

driftingphil

73 posts

80 months

Wednesday 28th February
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Lets hope this helps sell more cars here in the UK. So far I've only seen 1 of these new civic type r on the road.

It's not looking good so far for picking one up used in a couple of years time.

havoc

23,987 posts

168 months

Wednesday 28th February
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krismccloy said:
Appears to be a nod at the original records set in '98.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E-x9p45xPA

Just look at the low slung, compact, lightweight Integra Type R clap
biggrin

Any excuse to post a video of a DC2 in it's natural environment, eh?!?

Plug Life

851 posts

24 months

Wednesday 28th February
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Button & Baguette
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Escort Si-130

2,290 posts

113 months

Thursday 1st March
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I have seen a few of them. Mostly in black though.

driftingphil said:
Lets hope this helps sell more cars here in the UK. So far I've only seen 1 of these new civic type r on the road.

It's not looking good so far for picking one up used in a couple of years time.