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Automobile
U.K.
July 4, 2017

Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Type R and Fireblade at Goodwood Festival of Speed

  • 25 years of Type R and Fireblade showcased at Festival of Speed
  • Unique Type R hill climb led by British Touring Car Driver, Matt Neal
  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R and Clarity Fuel Cell made UK debut

July 3, 2017 - This weekend, Honda returned to Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrating 25 years of its pioneering sports brands, Type R and Fireblade. In addition, the world’s most advanced Hydrogen vehicle, Honda’s Clarity Fuel Cell, made its UK debut on the Goodwood hill climb.

Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Type R and Fireblade at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Honda’s historic display of Type R vehicles included the original 1992 NSX Type R, Integra Type R, Accord Type R and all Civic Type R models. The impressive line-up is completed with the UK debut of the much anticipated 2017 Civic Type R - the current FWD lap record holder around the Nurburgring Nordscheliefe.

All Type R models participated in an exclusive 25 years of Type R hill climb, led by British Touring Car Champion and Honda Yuasa driver, Matt Neal. The Goodwood hill climb consists of 9 turns and ascends 1.86km through the Goodwood Estate in Sussex, UK.

Both Type R and Fireblade signify Honda's racing heritage and history as a motorsport inspired vehicle manufacturer.

The Honda stand brought to life the culture of discovery, exploration and challenge, enriched within the Honda brand. Visitors were able to immerse themselves in a collection of Honda products via interactive challenges.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed took place from Thursday, June 29 until Sunday, July 2.


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Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Type R and Fireblade at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Type R and Fireblade at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Type R and Fireblade at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Type R and Fireblade at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Type R and Fireblade at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Type R and Fireblade at Goodwood Festival of Speed