2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Sets Record On The Suzuka Circuit

The 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition recently set a new speed record of 2 minutes and 23.993 seconds at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan. The Suzuka Circuit is known as a favorite of both fans and drivers worldwide for its 3.6-mile, figure-8 configuration.

The Type R Limited Edition, driven by Takuya Izawa, set its record-breaking lap during its final performance evaluations in February. The vehicle was a development car with no modifications or performance enhancements and built to final European production specifications.

“The Type R Limited Edition reflects Honda’s dedication to refining the essence and driving pleasure of Type R as a sports car and exceeding the expectations of our customers,” said Civic Type R Project Leader Hideki Kakinuma. “The engineering team and I embraced a racing spirit that has been passed down for generations, and it’s this strong passion that’s driving the evolution of the Civic Type R towards becoming the ideal sports car.”

2021 Honda Civic Type R: Built For Speed

Although it is built for the track, the 2021 Type R Limited Edition is the ultimate street-legal Honda car for the U.S. market. Under the hood is the track-proven 2.0-liter VTEC Turbo. The engine, mated to a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential, delivers 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of torque to the front wheels.

A dual-axis strut suspension helps reduce torque steer and maximum handling, according to Honda. All Type R Limited Editions for the U.S. market include new steering calibrations, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, and BBS aluminum wheels for an 18 lbs. unsprung weight reduction.

“Now the ‘advanced’ Type R that I envisioned at the beginning of this development is a reality,” Kakinuma added. “And I am overwhelmed by the result and how our efforts have been rewarded.”

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2021 Honda Civic Type R: Exterior Design

The Type R Limited Edition comes with a Phoenix Yellow Pearl paint job combined with gloss black accents on the roof, mirrors, and a dark chrome Civic badge. In addition to its unique touches, the Type R Limited Edition includes a larger grille and new radiator design to enhance engine cooling.

2021 Honda Civic Type R: Interior Treatments

The U.S. manufactured Type R Limited Edition will feature air conditioning, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, the Honda Sensing suite of advanced safety features, and the Display Audio system over its European counterparts. For collectors, all Type R Limited Edition cars will contain an interior plate with an individual serial number and the original country of sale.

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Pricing & Availability

The sticker price for the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has not yet been released. Honda fans may want to get in line now as only 600 units are expected for the U.S. later this year.

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