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 automobiles. Properly, as with most report runs as of late, this one too, is prone to elevate an issue.

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 stated, consultants at the moment are beginning to weigh in, elevating doubts over whether or not the automobile used for the report run had a inventory engine.

Misha Charoudin, who actually is aware of a factor or two concerning 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 automobiles’ pace, engine RPM, turbo increase stress, and many others. As you’ll observe, there’s fairly a discrepancy with the automobile used for the report run.

2024 Honda Civic Type R-1

Honda said that they’d eliminated the air-conditioning, electrical mirrors and parking sensors to cut back the general weight of the Civic Sort R. Nevertheless, Honda could have made just a few modifications below the bonnet as nicely. Misha suspects the automobile could also be operating the next increase stress and appears to have a shorter ultimate drive.

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

Supply: @mgcharoudin