Honda Civic Type R at the Nordschleife
Honda Civic Type R at the NordschleifeHonda

5 Supercars which are slower than the Civic Type R around Nurburgring Nordschleife

The Honda Civic Type R just set the Nürburgring record for being the fastest front-wheel-drive car around the new, longer lap – 7:44.881. While that may be a bit slower than the older record set on the older lap, it’s still much quicker than some supercars!

Who says you need a supercar to be fast? The new Honda Civic Type R has set a new Nürburgring lap record of 7:44.881, making it the fastest front-wheel-drive car at the ‘ring. However, this nifty little hatchback has put many supercars to shame with that time. Here are 5 supercars that are slower than the Type R:

Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera

The Gallardo Superleggera was the creme-de-la-creme of the supercars. 100kg lighter than the Gallardo Coupe, zero to 100 kmph in 3.8 seconds and a (then) price tag of ₹1.78 crore (without Indian taxes and duties). All of which helped the Superleggera set a lap time of just 7:46.882.

Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera
Lamborghini Gallardo SuperleggeraLamborghini

Porsche 911 GT3 RS (996)

This might come in as a sour surprise for the Porsche fanboys, but the hallowed GT3 RS has been out-lapped by the humble Honda. The 996 GT3 RS could only manage to go around the ‘ring in 7:47.678 with the help of its water-cooled 381bhp, 385Nm, 3.6-litre engine.

Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche 911 GT3 RSPorsche

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano

The 599 GTB Fiorano was developed using technology transfers from Ferrari’s F1 cars. Also, the bodywork was extensively tested in the wind tunnel and had a drag coefficient of just 0.336Cd. Paired with the 611bhp, 607Nm, 6.0-litre V12, it propelled the GTB from zero to 100kmph in just 3.7 seconds. However, that allowed this Ferrari to a now-not-so-impressive Nürburgring time of 7:47.892.

Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Ferrari 599 GTB FioranoFerrari

Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

A replacement for the legendary Diablo, the Murcielago had big shoes to fill. With a 649bhp, 660Nm, a 6.5-litre V12 engine, the Murcielago managed a ‘ring time of 7:47.993.

Lamborghini Murcielago
Lamborghini MurcielagoLamborghini

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6)

The Corvette is a quintessential American supercar. Built to take on its European contemporaries, it was equipped with a 505bhp, 637Nm, 7-litre V8 engine, the LS7 - GM’s most powerful naturally aspirated engine until the introduction of the LT6. Even with that, the Z06 could run the ‘ring in 7:49.

Chevrolet Corvette ZO6
Chevrolet Corvette ZO6Chevrolet

All said and done, all of these cars are icons in their own right. Even if the new Civic Type R has a quicker lap time, it only goes on to show how car technology has evolved over the years. All of the mentioned cars’ modern iterations are/would be definitely quicker. Though we cannot ignore the fact that the Type R is priced from $44,390 (₹36.47 lakh, without duties and taxes), which makes it substantially more value for money.

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