Type R Challenge Round 4 of 5: Civic Type R breaks Estoril FWD lap record

We’ve almost reached the end of the five leg Type R Challenge now; having seen the all-new FK8 Civic Type R obliterate lap records at the Magny Cours circuit, the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, the Silverstone circuit and now in Portugal.

At the Estoril circuit in Portugal, the Civic Type R set a new lap record for a front-wheel drive production car with a time of 2 minutes 01.84 seconds, with Honda WTCR driver, Tiago Monteiro behind the wheel.

“The FK8 Civic Type R is very stable, has very good braking efficiency and an amazing engine so it just feels like you are driving a race car. On the track, it’s easy to forget that it’s a proper road car but then you can drive it home,” said Tiago.

“The new Type R is a big evolution. I mean we’re talking about a totally different car in terms of design, aero, suspension, geometries, engine, but more than anything the feeling of driving the car,” he added.


Pan Eu Jin

Pan Eu Jin

Regularly spend countless hours online looking at cars and parts I can't afford to buy. How a car makes you feel behind the wheel should be more important than the brand it represents - unless resale value is your thing.
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