Honda Australia has revealed the Civic Type R Limited Edition ahead of a local arrival in the first half of 2021.
The brand says the Limited Edition features new lightweight components, enhanced driving dynamics and styling changes.
Over the regular Type R, the Limited Edition gets lightweight 20-inch forged BBS alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, modified dampers and recalibration of the steering to deliver more control and feedback.
The car is further differentiated by a dark chrome Civic badge at the rear, and gloss black paint on the roof, wing mirrors and intake vent on the bonnet. There’s also an exclusive Sunlight Yellow exterior paint option.
On the inside, buyers get red bucket seats, a new red-accented Alcantara steering wheel, a new teardrop style gear knob and a plaque marking the build number of the car.
To emphasise the Limited Edition’s track-focused nature, sound-deadening materials in the roof, rear hatch panel, front bumper and dashboard have been removed to save weight. The rear seats have been retained to ensure the Type R’s everyday usability isn't compromised.
Honda will use the Limited Edition to debut a new performance datalogger, dubbed Honda LogR. The system combines the Type R’s onboard computer and sensors with a smartphone app to help drivers monitor and record a variety of performance parameters
The Honda sensing suite of driver-assistive technologies is standard and includes autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning, road departure mitigation, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control.
Power will continue to come from the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine which produces 228kW and 400Nm. Drive is sent to the front wheels via a six-speed manual and a limited-slip differential.
The Civic Type R Limited Edition is set to arrive in Australia in the first half of 2021, further details and pricing will be announced closer to the launch.
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