Meet the ‘King of the ‘Ring’ at its castle: Honda hosts Civic Type R event at the Nurburgring

Honda fans, it’s time to book a ticket to Deutschland.

The Japanese automaker has just announced the ‘TypeR Experience,’ a three-day event that gives fans and owners the opportunity to cozy up to the new Civic Type R in Germany.

The site of the experience is the famed Nurburgring, a track the hot hatchback is very familiar with. Earlier this month, the Type R became the fastest front-wheel drive car to lap the circuit with a time of 7:50.63.

The TypeR Experience, which runs from May 15th to the 17th, costs €175 ($191) per person and includes camping accommodations in a souvenir tent, food and drinks throughout the weekend, a tour of the Castrol Honda Garage, and a VIP pass to the ADAC Zurich 24-hour Race. The competition signifies the first time ever that a round of the FIA World Touring Car Championship has taken place at the Nurburgring.

Honda TypeR Experience

More valuable for enthusiasts, though, is the chance to take the Type R around the ‘Ring in a once-in-a-lifetime motoring escapade. But there’s a catch: You have to supply your own Type R.

Honda has set up a website where participants can register, but you’d better hurry because registration ends April 17th.

Honda recently announced that it will begin importing British-built Civic hatchbacks to the United States, but it’s unlikely that the Type R will be among them.

Some of the brand’s VTEC Turbo four-cylinders will eventually see American shores, however, though specifics about which units will show up are still unknown. Rumor has it that the next-generation Civic will equip a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine.