The Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Is £40,000 (But Already Sold Out)

Honda has released UK pricing for its hardcore Type R Limited Edition, but it's moot at this stage - all have already sold
The Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Is £40,000 (But Already Sold Out)

It should come as no surprise that the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition is not cheap. Or more accurately, wasn’t cheap - while confirming that the car is priced at £39,995 on the road, Honda UK has also announced that the car is already sold out.

All 20 UK-bound examples of the car - out of a European allocation of 100 - went before customers knew how much it was going to set them back, and without them seeing it.

The Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Is £40,000 (But Already Sold Out)

For their £40k, the customers are getting…less. Well, less weight, anyway - each Type R LE is 47kg lighter than the regular GT model thanks to forged 20-inch BBS alloy wheels, a reduction in soundproofing, and the ditching of the infotainment system plus the air conditioning. Unlike lightweight hot hatch specials such as the Renault Megane Trophy-R and VW Golf GTI Clubsport S, the rear seats have been left in.

Those lovely BB rims are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 semi-slick tyres, increasing grip and traction considerably. On the inside, there’s a new Alcantara-clad steering wheel and a teardrop gear knob.

The Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Is £40,000 (But Already Sold Out)

Is all that worth the premium over the £33,870 Type R GT? We’ll let you guys argue that one out in the comments. We’ll hopefully be trying one later in the year to find out for ourselves.



maybe that’s why its called a limited edition.

03/23/2020 - 11:16 |
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Wise ass :)

03/23/2020 - 16:10 |
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Wise ass :(

03/29/2020 - 22:56 |
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I dont think it makes sense anymore due to it not beeing the hardcore drivers car it once was. It became nore of a family go fast car. So i dont realy get the deletion of the infotainment and Aircon. Its kind of meh for the price and purpose of the car

03/23/2020 - 16:47 |
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Olivier (CT's grammar commie)

I’m really, really disappointed they decided to let it stay a limited edition. Phoenix Yellow is by far the best-looking color on the Type R (with Championship White), and I honestly didn’t expect it’d suit the car that well.

I may be biaised a little as I love yellow Civics (my attainable “dream car” at the moment would be a 1992 Carnival Yellow EG6 Civic SiR-II), but this is, like, the perfect FK8.

Lighter and more focused Type R in the best non-white color? I’m so, so frustrated they decided to keep it a limited edition car. At least making the color available as an option for the Type R would have been better.

03/23/2020 - 17:33 |
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The 5th generation supra has already had a 2JZ swap so how long will it be until someone swaps a K20 VTEC from an EP3 or FN2 into the latest turbo civics?

03/26/2020 - 09:23 |
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why, is it still sounding quiet tame??

03/27/2020 - 11:27 |
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