Drive Wire: Honda Keeps Setting European Track Records

Listen up Civic fanboys, it seems the Honda Civic Type R has been absolutely tearing it up on the hallowed tarmac of Europe’s top tracks. Honda’s been taking their hot hatch on a barnstorming tour of the continent’s most famous courses, and setting front-wheel drive lap records at each one. That Civic Type R is now the top dog at Silverstone, Spa, Monza, Estoril, and the Hungaroring. The big name missing from this list, you may notice, is the Nurburgring where the Volkswagen Clubsport GTI stole back the record from the Type-R a few weeks back. If it wasn’t a rivalry before – and okay, it was – it’s a better rivalry now. .