Honda Civic Type R Against CBR1000RR in One-Lap Track Battle
24 Septembre 2015 - Autoblog
Honda is trying hard to claw back the performance-oriented image it gradually lost over the years, one little bit at a time.
One of the biggest steps in that rejuvenation yet to reach the public is the latest Honda Civic Type R,. The turbocharged hot hatch is in the UK, though, and to see what it's got Auto Express has a one-lap race ready against a CBR1000RR Fireblade SP sport bike. To help their lap times, professional racers are piloting both the bike and the car.
With 306 horsepower on tap, the Type R is certainly no slouch, but it gets an extra advantage here with a 10-second head start off the line at the Rockingham International Circuit for this battle. Will that be enough to erase the power-to-weight advantage of the sportbike? We're not going to spoil it for you. Watch the video below to see the classic two-wheels-vs-four battle play out, one more time.