Front-wheel drive cars, yes that cars that people think, they are bad for traction, they cant drift, and are quite slow. Well, that’s not the truth, as we list out the fastest cars to lap the Nürburgring. We mean, the cars that actually faster than mid-engine rear-wheel-drive cars which have the same horsepower. This list consists of the most amazing front-wheel cars ever made.
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1. 2016 Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy-R
This car made by Renault was power by a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo, that produced over 271 horsepower. It is an upgraded version of the 26R, with a lap time of 7:54.4 mins on Nürburgring.
2. FK2 Honda Civic Type-R
This was the first Civic to have a turbocharger. It has a 2.0L engine that produced over 306 horsepower. It can do 0-60 in 5.7 secs with a top speed of 169 mph. All of it helped to do a lap time of 7:50.6 mins which is 4 secs faster than the Renault.
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3. 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport S
Talking of front-wheel-drive cars, golf is one of the coolest looking hatchback front-wheel cars ever made. The car performs incredibly on the roads, it’s fast than many rear-wheel cars. This was a limited edition car with only 400 units ever made. It did a lap time of 7:49.2 mins which is 1 sec faster than the typer-R.
4. 2017 Honda Civic Type-R
This car has the same engine with a turbo as the 2016 model, but with 315 horsepowers which were just 9 hoses more. But the 2017 Type-R could do lap time of 7:43.8 on the Nürburgring.
5. 2019 Renault Megane Trophy R
This is the fastest car on the list, which made a record to be the fastest front-wheel-drive car on the Nürburgring. Renault didn’t stop after the 2016 model, but in June 2020 they made it to the world’s fastest front-wheel car ever. It made a record of doing the lap time of 7:40.1 mins, in spite of having a smaller engine than other cars.