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Honda Civic Type R Nurburgring Near Crash Is a Quick Driving Lesson

Hitting the Nurburgring in a Honda Civic Type R sounds like an overly attractive mix, since the front-wheel-drive of the Japanese machine means you should be able to get the car from Bridge to Gantry in one piece. However, safety is a relative term when it comes to the Green Hell.
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To demonstrate the point we made in the intro, we've brought along a piece of footage that shows a Type R spinning on the Nordschleife.

This Honda is a member of the EP3 generation, which is adored by purists thanks to its independent rear suspension and its naturally aspirated motor.

We can see the vehicle entered the troublesome bend at moderate speed, with the back end swiftly stepping out. You see, we're talking about Kallenhard, a twist that becomes extremely tricky when the track is less than dry.

And with the Touristenfharten (Tourist Days) session that hosted the Civic being hit by a bit of rain, the conditions were ideal for a slippery run.

The driver of the hot hatch does try to countersteer, but his limited reaction, as well as the lack of throttle help meant that the car ended up spinning.

And the man makes one more mistake, grinding the gears as he rushes to engage reverse while the car was still on the move - he was in a hurry since getting out of the danger zome after a spin is a top priority.

Fortunately, the Honda Civic Type R managed to avoid kissing the metallic protection element on the side of the track, while no other vehicle was involved in the shenanigan.

If you happen to be in a hurry and wish to skip straight to the stunt mentioned above, you can head over to the 6:06 point of the video below - we're looking at a compilation showcasing highlights of the said Ring session.

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