Ever wonder what it would be like to witness a race between a Honda Civic Type R, a Castrol Honda Touring car and a RC213V MotoGP racer? Well, you’re in luck. Honda has just revealed a new 360 degree film that showcases just that.

Using a new 360-degree filming technique, the Japanese car maker has pitted several of its key two- and four-wheel motorsport initiatives against each other at the Tazio Nuvolari circuit in Italy. In this video (below), you will be able to experience being right in the middle of that action.

The battle notably features Honda’s World Touring Car drivers Gabriele Tarquini in a Civic Type R, and Tiago Monteiro in a British Touring Car Champion (BTCC) racer. Other BTCC drivers include Gordon Shedden, Matt Neal, and development driver Jack Clarke behind the wheels of Civic Type R models. The Honda RC213V is piloted by MotoGP rider, Jack Miller.


The Civic Type R features a 2.0 lire turbocharged engine that delivers 310 PS and 400 Nm of torque. Zero to 100 km/h takes only 5.7 seconds in the Type R, while top speed is quoted at 269 km/h. Speaking of its on-track performance, Tarquini said that “the Type R is fantastic; it’s great on the track, and everybody is incredibility impressed by both the handling and braking performance.”

Pity then, that Honda didn’t include its exciting Project 2&4 to the mix. The half car, half bike that was revealed at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show would have been a perfect addition to the show. Do enjoy the video below, and don’t forget to scroll around for different views of the action.

GALLERY: Honda Civic Type R