The Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition is an FK8-based hot hatch for Swanson and was announced in February 2020, long before the Japanese carmaker announced that it was working on the next generation CTR.
Unlike the regular FK8 CTR, the limited edition, as the name implies, is offered in limited quantities, with only 1,020 examples for the entire world. In total, 600 units are for the United States, 200 units for Japan, 20 units for the United Kingdom, where both Europe and Canada receive 100 units. This makes the limited edition exceptionally rare for Honda, and judging by how fast the model has sold in markets such as the UK and Canada, it is even more desirable.
If you are looking to get your hands on one, you are in luck. Local used car dealer Sakan Auto Phoenix Yellow (the only color available for this version of the CTR) is offering a single, Japan-spec limited edition – the company originally had two units but one has already sold out. However, if you want to buy, you have to have some pretty deep pockets.
The asking price is RM668,000, which is a little more than the RM320,000 (including SST) that Honda Malaysia wanted when it first launched here in 2017.
In addition to being exclusive, Honda has described the Civic Type R Limited Edition as “the purest Type R ever”, with various enhancements over the standard car. For starters, this is a Michelin Cup 2 tire with 20-inch BBS forged alloy wheel, with modified damper and rearrangement of the steering system for maximum control and response.
The roof, rear hatch panels, front bumpers and dashboard also have much less noise-killing material to save weight. In Europe, the limited edition comes without a rear wiper, Toniu cover, an infotainment head unit and air-conditioner, although these Japan-spec examples show that they can be re-placed. With the exception of the mentioned internal items, and with the fake wheels, the limited edition will be 47 kg lighter.
Unchanged is the familiar 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo four-cylinder petrol engine, which produces 310 PS (306 hp) at 6,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque output from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. You’ll also still get a six-speed manual transmission with the drive going to the front wheels. Before the record-breaking Suzuka lap time of the next CTR, the limited edition was the fastest two minutes around the circuit at a time of 23.993 seconds.
Interested? Again, the selling price is RM668,000, so if you have the means and you want to add a Civic Type R Limited Edition to your collection, here is your chance. Will you put down that amount of money?
2020 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition