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Type R Record at the Ring?

Will the Type R take the record at Nurburgring before the reveal?


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The riddle….

The Megane Trophy R which holds the lap record (for front wheel drive production cars “FWDPC”) at the Nurburgring (7:40.1) has a fastest lap time at Suzuka of 2:25.45.

The 2023 Type R prototype set the FWDPC record at Suzuka with a time of 2:23.12 - almost 2.5 seconds faster than the Megane.
 
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I think if they were able to do it without adding much more power, it will be pretty tight. Probably 7:38 give or take a second.

With that said, I honestly think the limiting factor for the Type-R at the Ring is lack of power in the straights. My gut feeling is they couldn't pull of a new record last year, so they went back and re-tuned the engine at Suzuka. If they did that, you might see a considerable jump in the lap time down to like 7:32 or something.

This will be the swan song for the Type-R IMO. If they are going to go for it, hopefully they went all out on it. No real point setting a record that will fall almost immediately if they make another special edition of the Megane.
 
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