We introduced you to the ‘Time Attack’ Civic Type R a couple of months ago – a 2018 super edition designed to take on the circuits of the world and set some records in the process.
It’s already taken gold at the Nürburgring - a time of 7m 43.8sec, making it the fastest front-drive hatch - smashed the Magny-Cours GP circuit last month, and has now beaten its previous record at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium (set in 2016 in an older Type R). A steady 2m 53.7sec lap, some three seconds faster. Not bad for a four-seater with sat-nav.
The Type R Challenge 2018 edition is also planning further assaults at Silverstone, Estoril and Hungaroring throughout the year, with a host of famous racing faces taking to the wheel. FIA WEC LMP2 World Champion Bertrand Baguette led the Type R to victory at Spa, but our old favourite Jenson Button will also get a go at smashing lap records, plus fellow Brit and BTCC legend, Matt Neal.