Australian Honda dealers are taking deposits for the wildest Honda Civic Type R to date
Fancy yourself a new Honda Civic Type R? Well, now you can secure your very own, with Aussie Honda dealers now accepting deposits for the turbo powered hot hatch, which also happens to be the fastest front-wheel drive car to clock the Nurburgring, setting a record time of 7 mins 43.80 seconds.
While Honda is yet to confirm a recommended retail price – we’re estimating the early to mid $40,000 range – they have confirmed Australian customers will be offered a sole – and well specified – version of the Civic Type R, which will be equipped with a 2.0 litre turbocharged engine that produces 235kW of power and 400Nm of torque and is mated to a close ratio six-speed manual transmission. No CVT nonsense here.
The raunchy hot hatch will also have three driving modes: Comfort, Sport (default) and +R, there are Brembo brakes – 350mm at the front, and 305mm at the rear, active dampers and bespoke suspension settings that Honda says reduces pesky torque steer and improves stability under braking.
Honda says that insane bodykit isn’t just for show either. Rather, it has been designed to enhance the on road stability.
Inside, there will be body hugging seats, an aluminium gear shift knob, aluminium pedals and even a special “Type R” serial number.
Five colours will be available: the hero colour of the range Championship White other colours on offer include Rally Red, Crystal Black, Sonic Grey and Brilliant Sporty Blue.
“Our dealers have been telling us that customers are eager to put their names against a car so we’ve opened the order books early to allow them to secure their orders,” Honda Australia Director, Mr. Stephen Collins, said. “We understand the level of interest as the Civic Type R represents the pinnacle of performance for the Civic range and our faithful enthusiasts have been lining up.”