We like Honda’s latest hot hatchback very much. Whilst its WTCC inspired looks might divide opinion, its 306 BHP 2.0 litre VTEC engine and 6 speed manual transmission forms quite the pair. Bespoke Continental tyres bite the tarmac aiding in producing impressive levels of grip. Hit the +R button and the already aggressive surge of torque is intensified with altered mapping. In this hardcore mode the dampers become stiffer and the steering is weighted exceptionally well. It is arguable that the 2016 Honda Civic Type R is the best hot hatch on sale today to take to the track, being more exciting than the Focus RS in this environment. We have extensively tested the new Type R but now it is time to really put it through its paces. The Civic Type R road trip will push this machine to its limits.
Starting on 3/06/2016 we will be flying out to Germany to collect our Championship White 2016 Honda Civic Type R. This marks the beginning of this epic road trip that will cover over 1,500 miles, 4 countries, and 2 world famous race tracks.
As mentioned we are kicking of in Frankfurt Germany but our first official stop will be the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife. This car, up until recently, held the lap record for “the green hell” and whilst we won’t be bidding to reclaim it (we are not pro racing drivers despite what might be claimed after a few beers) this will be a real test of both man and machine. Heading back across Germany via some derestricted autobahn, we enter Austria. Mountain vistas and some amazing roads await! Next up is the Czech Republic with more exciting pieces of tarmac. Our final destination is Hungary where something very special will take place, but also this something is being kept a secret for now. The end? Not exactly… The following day our Type R needs to be back in Frankfurt and we have to catch a plane. It will be a race against time to see if we can get back across Europe before we miss our flight. All 306 BHP will be required.
From 3/06/2016 we will be live tweeting via our Twitter account @inside_lane using the hashtag #TypeRoadtrip as well as live streaming segments of our journey on Periscope. The website will be updated with images and snippets of video as the Civic Type R Road Trip progresses. Then on 10/06/2016 a four part video series starts on YouTube with a new instalment coming every Friday.
Civic Type R Road Trip
So there you have it… The Civic Type R road trip is a secret no more. We are excited to get this show on the road and hope you are anticipating the coverage.