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A victorious Jenson Button stands next to his winning Type R

In the fifth and final of a planned series of lap record attempts across Europe in 2018, Honda has set a new 2min 10.19sec record for a front wheel drive production car at the Hungaroring GP circuit in Hungary. The Civic Type R was driven by Formula One World Champion and current NSX Super GT driver, Jenson Button. The track holds special significance for Button, as the circuit where he won the first Grand Prix of his career with Honda in 2006.

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A victorious Tiago Monteiro stands beside his winning Type R

Following three successes in the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' at the Magny-Cours, Spa-Francorchamps and Silverstone circuits, Honda has set a new 2min 01.84sec record for a front-wheel drive production car in the Civic Type R at the Estoril circuit in Portugal. The high-performance hatchback was driven by Honda WTCR driver, Tiago Monteiro.

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The Type R at home on the racetrack

The British-built Honda Civic Type R has taken home another trophy, this time at the 2018 Auto Express Awards, taking the title of Best Hot Hatch for the second year running.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards of the car industry, the annual Auto Express New Car Awards are given to the cars that set the highest standards in their class each year. These awards are highly important for both carmakers and customers because of the authority and integrity of the Auto Express brand.

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A victorious Matt Neal stands beside his winning Type R

Following two successes in the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' at the Magny-Cours and Spa-Francorchamps circuits the high-performance hatchback has set a new 2mins 31.32secs lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Silverstone GP circuit in the UK, beating the benchmark set by the previous generation Civic Type R in a similar challenge in 2016.

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Bertrand Baguette beside his Type R

After setting a lap record at the Magny-Cours GP circuit just last month, the high-performance hatchback has set a new lap record front-wheel drive production lap record of 2mins 53.72secs at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium. The Type R was piloted by former FIA WEC LMP2 class World Champion, Bertrand Baguette, who is currently racing a Honda NSX-GT in the Super GT series with Nakajima Racing.

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Esteban Guerrieri stands beside his Civic Type R

Following the debut of the Honda Civic 'Type R Challenge 2018' car at the Geneva Motor Show, the high-performance hatchback has set a new 2mins 1.51secs lap record for a front-wheel drive production car at the Magny-Cours GP circuit in France. The Type R was piloted by WTCR driver Esteban Guerrieri, who is contesting the 2018 FIA World Touring Car Cup in a Honda Civic TCR with M√ľnnich Motorsport.

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The British built Honda Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year.

Honda Civic Type R Wins What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year

  • Civic Type R excels with yet another Hot Hatch of the Year award
  • Made in Swindon, the new Civic Type R is British built and exported world wide

The British built Honda Civic Type R has won the coveted What Car? Hot Hatch of the Year.

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Civic Type R wins BBC TopGear Magazine Car of the Year

Tuesday, 5 December 2017 at 9.09am

The Type R at home on the track

The Honda Civic Type R has triumphed in the coveted BBC TopGear magazine Car of the Year awards, taking a hat-trick of honours. Picking up the hot hatch of the year, international editors' car of the year and then going on to claim the overall prize, car of the year.

BBC TopGear magazine said:

The Civic Type R isn't just the best Hot Hatch of the Year, it's the best Car of the Year,

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Civic Type R on the road

The all-new Honda Civic Type R has won the 'Best Performance Car' category in the prestigious Women's World Car of the Year Awards. These international car awards are unique in having a judging panel comprised entirely of women.

  • Thrilling hot hatch adds to its collection of awards since global launch
  • New Civic Type R is made in Swindon and exported worldwide
  • Women's World Car of the Year is the only awards voted for entirely by women
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Our second 2017 Civic Type R handover

Thursday, 12 October 2017 at 12.42pm

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Today we handed over our second new 2017 Civic Type R to a delighted Mrs Sara Renshaw. An experienced car buyer, but new to Trident, Mrs Renshaw was very complimentary about the service that she received from her sales executive - Paul Barnett.

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