The Type R badge has adorned various racing-pedigree Honda models over the years. As such the release of a new Type R is not taken lightly. It has to live up to what has come before and take the next innovative step forward. The latest generation Type R does this and more. The proof is no more evident than it having set a new record for the fastest lap time of any front-wheel drive performance hatchback, at the world-famous Nürburgring in Germany. Its time was more than 7 seconds faster than the previous Type R. So, buckle up because your pulse is about to hit racing mode.