Did Honda cheat on their Civic Sort R Nurburgring lap report run?

The Honda Civic Sort R just lately claimed the Nurburgring lap report for front-wheel drive vehicles. Properly, as with most report runs as of late, this one too, is more likely to increase an argument.

Honda launched an onboard video of the report run, full with a transparent view of the automobile’s instrument cluster. So clearly, they haven’t acquired something to cover. That being mentioned, consultants are actually beginning to weigh in, elevating doubts over whether or not the automotive used for the report run had a inventory engine.

Misha Charoudin, who actually is aware of a factor or two in regards to the Nordschleife, has shared a video evaluating the stats of two inventory Civic Sort Rs on the identical part of the observe. The video highlights the vehicles’ velocity, engine RPM, turbo enhance stress, and many others. As you’ll word, there’s fairly a discrepancy with the automotive used for the report run.

2024 Honda Civic Type R-1

Honda said that that they had eliminated the air-conditioning, electrical mirrors and parking sensors to cut back the general weight of the Civic Sort R. Nonetheless, Honda might have made just a few modifications below the bonnet as properly. Misha suspects the automotive could also be operating the next enhance stress and appears to have a shorter closing drive.

What do you suppose? Did Honda use a closely modified Civic Sort R for the Nurburgring lap report? Tell us within the feedback.

Supply: @mgcharoudin