Are you tired of listening to Civic Type R owners brag about the exclusivity of their vehicles? Good news! Honda debuted a special Limited Edition 2021 Honda Type R this week in Milan, Italy. Only 1000 units will be produced, and just 600 of them are being sent to America. Japan will get 200, Canada 100, and only 100 for the whole of Europe.
This limited edition is a described as a “street-legal track-focused variant” of the Honda Civic Type R. You will be able to spot this exclusive model because it will only be sold in one color – Phoenix Yellow. Each model also comes with a unique serialized plaque on the center console.
Track Day Goodies
This 2021 Civic Type R will include all the updates done to the previous model and come with additional track-inspired goodies. The goal of this special hatch was making it lighter, sharper, and faster. They shaved 46 lbs by reducing sound-deadening materials, removing the rear wiper blade, tonneau cover, and rear heat ducts. This car will also feature 20-inch, forged aluminum wheels from BBS – in black. Wrapped around these BBS wheels will be a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
However, Europe-spec models will be even lighter. Those 100 Civic Type Rs will not have audio or air conditioning systems saving an additional 30 lbs. The US-spec won’t get this feather-weight edition because the market isn’t big enough for it. We yanks enjoy our AUX cords and A/C units.
Modifications from a stock Civic Type R includes recalibrated steering for maximum control. The dampers have also been specially tuned. Under the hood, the 2021 Civic Type R will still be powered by its 2.0-liter direct-injected, turbocharged, 4-cylinder VTEC engine. Top-end performance of 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Controlling the car’s power is a close-ratio 6-speed manual with limited-slip differential.
Besides the Phoenix Yellow paint job, this limited edition Type R will also have gloss black paint on the roof, a black chrome Civic Badge in the rear, black gloss side mirrors, and a black intake hood vent. Pricing for these Type Rs will not be released until later in the year.