Fresh off the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition setting a brand new front-wheel drive manufacturing automobile lap document at Suzuka, varied publications have began to check out the potent scorching hatch.
One of those publications was L’argus and along with taking the brilliant yellow Civic Type R to the Nurburgring for a scorching lap, it additionally headed out onto a freeway to check out the automobile’s prime velocity. The end result will shock you.
With an open strip of street, the Civic Type R stormed via to an unimaginable prime velocity of 290 km/h (180 mph) earlier than operating out of steam. That’s an totally insane prime velocity for a scorching hatch and is properly past the 272 km/h (169 mph) prime velocity that Honda claims the automobile has.
However, as spectacular as a prime velocity of 290 km/h is, that’s merely the determine proven by the speedometer and it’s inevitable that if a GPS was used to confirm the highest velocity, it wouldn’t be fairly so excessive.
Powering the Civic Type R Limited Edition is Honda’s acquainted 2.0-liter VTEC turbo four-cylinder rated at 306 hp in North American guise with a hefty 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque between 2,500 rpm and 4,500 rpm. Mated to the engine is a six-speed guide transmission driving the entrance wheels. Honda will construct simply 600 examples of the Type R Limited Edition for the United States and 100 for the European market.