The sensational new 2017 Honda Civic Type R, on display recently at the New York International Auto Show and due on the Canadian market in early summer, has just earned itself a jealousy-inducing honour on a world-famous stage.
The small Japanese speedster completed a lap of the legendary Nürburgring track in Germany in 7min 43.8s, which makes it the fastest front-wheel drive production car in the world.
Its time was more than 3 seconds faster than the previous record, and some 7 seconds quicker than the time recorded by the European edition of the old Type R.
We previously reported that the Civic Type R is the most powerful Honda ever to be sold in North America, thanks to a 2.0L turbo engine delivering up to 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.
Check out these three videos shot at the Nürburgring, including one that puts you right in the cockpit of the record-setting car. Our photo gallery is also a must-see!