The Honda Civic Type R started with the first turbo model, the FK2, was no longer built on the same principles as the earlier models, which emphasized the lightweight aspect of the weapon – the EK9 had no rear-view mirror, and the air-conditioning system was only offered as an option because it wanted lose weight. Wanting to rekindle this spirit, Honda introduced the Limited Edition model for the FK8, given its original Type R aspirations!
This version is 47 pounds lighter than the FK8 facelift 2021 that was officially introduced this month, and made only 100 units for the European market and 600 units for the United States.
To reduce the weight, Honda did the same for the EK9 Type R including reducing noise insulation, and removing some of the non-essential features for speed including rear-view wiper, tonneau cover, infotainment screen along with audio and cooling system. air along the heater for the back.
It also receives a smaller set of BBS aluminum forged rims, but retains the same 20-inch diameter. Honda also redesigned the suspension and the Type R Limited Edition steering system to allow the driver to provide maximum control and response.
In terms of exterior, this limited edition model still resembles the standard facelift version. But it comes in just one color – the Phoenix Yellow, which is synonymous with the Civic Type R EK9, in particular, once coined by Honda’s legendary tuner, Spoon.
The model is also given a special glossy black finish on the roof, side mirrors, vents on the engine hood covers, while at the rear it comes with a dark chrome Civic badge. To add exclusive value, all of these FK8 specials will be given a plate with a unique serial number.
Despite the racing, the Type R Limited Edition still offers the complete package of Honda Sensing’s driver assistance system consisting of an automatic emergency brake system, front brake warning, lane-keeping assistance and even adaptive cruise control.
Honda has not given any power upgrades to this limited edition model. It is still powered by a K20C1 2.0 liter four-cylinder VTEC Turbo powered 320 PS (the Malaysian market was just 310 PS) and a maximum torque of 400 Nm, paired with a six-speed manual gearbox, complete with LSD.