Here's everything you need to know about Honda's hot hatch, the Civic Type R, including the new Type R Limited Edition.
Honda Civic Type R key statistics
|Model||Engine||Power||Torque||Body styles||Rating||Drive-away price|
|Honda Civic Type R||2.0-litre turbo VTEC four-cylinder||228kW||400Nm||Hatch||Not yet rated||$57,709|
|Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition||2.0-litre turbo VTEC four-cylinder||228kW||400Nm||Hatch||Not yet rated||Not yet announced|
Quick Honda Civic facts
Honda launched the Civic Type R in 1997 as a Japanese market-only hot hatch based on the EK9 Civic. Honda has described the Type R as a race car for the road.
In April 2017, Honda set a lap record for front-wheel-drive cars at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife track.
As one YouTube commenter noted, the Civic secured the record with the "reliability of a Swiss watch" and the maintenance costs of an "economy car".
Wanting to buy a Civic Type R or Type R Limited Edition? Here are some of the key things to take note of.
The Honda Civic Type R starts from $57,104 in NSW postcode 2000 when going for Rally Red. Premium colours cost $605 extra.
For the Type R Limited, Honda is yet to release pricing information.
Currently, there's one trim grade available, the Type R. A Limited Edition model is coming in 2021, with more performance features.
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