Honda wants the world to know that it’s taking performance cars seriously again, and it’s decided to prove this by taking its new turbocharged Civic Type R on a tour of some of Europe’s greatest racing circuits.
Using a group of talented touring car drivers, the goal was to set new lap time benchmarks for a front-wheel drive production car.
The car visited legendary spots like Silverstone, Spa and Monza, and naturally Honda put together a short video chronicling the adventures and also showing exactly what kind of lap times the Civic is capable of. While I know there are some out there disappointed that the Civic Type R has left behind its naturally aspirated roots, I think it’s hard not be impressed with what Honda has created with this car.
Are you satisfied with the new turbocharged Type R, or would you sacrifice some of the power for that ‘classic’ Honda NA feel?