7 Ways the 2018 Honda Civic Type R is a FWD Performance Star

Living with our long-term 2018 Honda Civic Type R every day, we tend to forget just how special it is. The car manages to put 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque through its front tires and somehow remains an incongruously friendly commuter or road tripper capable of returning up to 35 mpg.

Here’s a short list of its front-wheel-drive production car performance bona fides.



‘Ring Record

The Civic Type R holds the front-wheel-drive lap record at the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife circuit (7:43.8).



FWD Winner

In our testing, it also holds the FWD lap record at Laguna Seca (1:44.22), as well as Streets of Willow (1:25.07).



Figure-Eight Master

The Civic Type R holds the FWD lap record on our figure-eight test (24.3 sec).



Stop!

The Civic Type R’s 99-foot stop from 60 mph is the shortest for front-wheel-drive cars we’ve tested.



So Grippy

Capable of 1.01 g in lateral acceleration, the Civic Type R is the grippiest front driver MT has tested.



How Quick?

At 5.4 seconds to 60 mph, the Civic Type R is the quickest FWD car on our clock.



With a Quarter-Mile Time of…

Its 13.7-second quarter-mile E.T. and 105.9-mph trap speed are also tops for front-wheel-drive cars we’ve tested.

Until something else comes along to knock the mighty Civic Type R off this throne, it is the best-performing front-drive car there is … or ever was.

More on our long-term Civic Type R here:



















































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