Honda pits a MotoGP Motorcycle against the Civic Type R [video]

Honda has released a new 360-degree video which pits the RC213V MotoGP Motorcycle against the Civic Type R and a Castrol Honda Touring car.

Filmed at the Circuito Tazio Nuvolari in Italy, the clip features a total of six vehicles and enables viewers to pan around to get an even greater sense of the action.  The video stars Tiago Monteiro who drives the Touring Car and Gabriele Tarquini who is behind the wheel of his Civic Type R.  There are also three other Civic Type Rs and they are driven by British Touring Car drivers Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal as well as BTCC development driver Jack Clarke.

The video was shot an exclusive event put on by Honda and Castrol and Tarquini remarked “The Type R is fantastic; it’s great on the track, and everybody is incredibility impressed by both the handling and braking performance.”

Unveiled earlier this year, the Honda Civic Type R is a high-performance hatchback that is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 305 bhp (310 PS / 228 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.  The engine is connected to a six-speed manual transmission which enables the model to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 5.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 270 km/h (167 mph).

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