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Goodwood 2015: Honda promises sensational Type-R hill climb

Published 26 June 2015

Honda has announced that it will bring racing drivers Matt Neal and Gordon "Flash" Shedden to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, specifically to drive the new Civic Type-R up the hill climb as quickly as possible.

The pair will then head straight to Croft to compete in the fifth round of the British Touring Car Championship – where they’ll offer passenger laps in the new car for those brave enough.

Matt Neal said: “The hill climb at Goodwood is iconic and we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to demonstrate what the new Civic Type R is capable of. Flash and I are fresh back from the Slovakiaring where we helped launch the car to the UK media so we have had plenty of practice with the road car around a track.”

The new Honda Civic Type-R has a 310PS 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, making it the most powerful front-wheel drive car ever sold in the UK. That gives it a six-second 0-62mph sprint time and a 167mph top speed.

On sale next month, the Civic Type-R costs £29,995.

Click here to read our first drive of the Honda Civic Type-R

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