Since order books opened last month, hot hatch enthusiasts have been desperate to get their hands on the new Honda Civic Type-R.
To give one lucky driver a chance to experience what it's like to own the new hyper hatchback, Honda has launched a new competition that will see one lucky winner take possession of the 306bhp beast for a year.
To be in with a chance of winning, you need to set a speedy lap time around the legendary Nurburgring Nordschliefe in Honda's state-of-the-art simulator, which is coming to shopping centres around the UK this summer. The 'King of the Hell' road show has been launched to celebrate the arrival of the Civic Type-R in UK dealerships, as well as its record time around the famous circuit.
Honda test drivers achieved a 7 minute 50.63 second time on the 12.9-mile track in a pre-production model of the new Civic Type-R in May 2014. To become the "winner takes R" you need to get as close to that lap time as you can.
Billed as a 'Race car for the road', the new British-built Honda Civic Type-R is the most extreme model to wear the acclaimed 'Red H' badge – its engine revs to 7,000rpm, delivering a top speed of 167mph and a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds.
Leon Brannan, head of cars at Honda UK said: "The buzz is really starting to reach fever pitch now as we head closer to the extreme new Type-R arriving in our UK dealerships. Knowing the commitment and passion of our Type-R fans I know they'll be ready to take on this challenge, so we look forward to seeing what they've got."
Only one lucky winner will take home the Type-R. But remember not to get too attached, because you have to give it back.
Check out the real Honda Civic Type-R in action at the Nurburgring below:
Author: Sophie Williamson-Stothert