The Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition has been revealed and there's going to be just 100 units for Europe.
The Civic Type R is one incredible machine. Not only does it look outrageous, but its also exceptionally quick on racetracks. For a period of time, it held the Nurburgring lap record for a front-wheel-drive hatchback.
Now there's a limited edition model, which Honda claims has been designed and engineered to be the most dynamic front-wheel drive hatchback. Essentially, Honda has focused on putting the Civic Type R on a diet, stripping out the interior and the extensive use of lightweight components.
The new Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition features lightweight 20-inch forged BBS alloy wheels wrapped in Michelin Cup 2 rubber. There are tweaks to the dampers which are said to "optimise this new wheel and tyre combination and recalibration of the steering offers maximum control and feedback." There's also a new colour called Sunlight Yellow which you can see here.
Inside, the infotainment system and climate control has been removed to save weight. Additional weight savings come from the removal of sound-deadening materials in the vehicle and while it may not sound like much, Honda claims 47 kg has been saved. The engine has been carried over from the standard model and its a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder with 228 kW and 400 Nm, giving it a claimed sprint time to 100 kph of 5.7 seconds.