Honda's just done a very good thing.

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The 2017 Civic Type R picked up the front-wheel drive Nüburgring lap record.

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That's big news, considering Volkswagen stole it from Honda last May.

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The 305-horsepower GTI Clubsport was no match for Honda's new hot hatch.

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With a time of 7 minutes, 43.8 seconds, Honda trounced the VW's time by 5.41 seconds, which is practically a lifetime.

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With more than 100 corners, the Nürburgring Nordschleife is one of the most challenging tracks out there.

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In the US, the Civic Type R will come with 306 horsepower from its 2.0-liter turbocharged I4.

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In Europe, there are a few differences under the hood, so it puts out closer to 315 horsepower.

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Nevertheless, it's one hell of a hot hatch.

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Congrats to Honda on the record!

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