The ultimate Honda Type R Limited Edition: only 100  models available in Canada

The ultimate street-legal track-focused Limited Edition variant of Honda’s legendary Civic Type R lived up to its fast reputation, selling out its upcoming Canadian allotment in just 4 minutes!

Markham, ON.   The ultimate street-legal track-focused Limited Edition variant of Honda’s legendary Civic Type R lived up to its fast reputation, selling out its upcoming Canadian allotment in just 4 minutes!

Just 100 units of the 2021 Type R Limited Edition will be available for sale in Canada. Consumers were invited to visit www.honda.ca/civic_type_r_le on May 21 at 1pm ET to place a reservation with their local Honda dealer, and Canadian Type R fans responded at full throttle!

The lighter, faster and even more ferocious Type R Limited Edition will feature all of the 2020 model year Type R updates, plus additional enhancements designed to make it the ultimate street-legal track machine.

2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition modifications from stock include:

  • Lightweight, forged aluminum wheels from acclaimed manufacturer BBS (8 kg. / 18 lb. total unsprung weight reduction)
  • Further weight reduction accomplished via reduced sound deadening materials
  • Michelin® Pilot® Sport CUP2 performance track tires for peak on track performance

Paying homage to past Type R models, the 2021 Limited Edition will arrive in one model-exclusive colour: the brilliant new Phoenix Yellow. Additional model-exclusive treatment includes contrasting gloss black paint on the roof, outside mirror caps, intake vent on the hood, and a dark chrome Civic badge on the rear hatch. In addition, each model will feature an individually numbered serial plate denoting the vehicle as one of 100 sold in Canada.

The new Type R Limited Edition shares the 2020 Civic Type R mechanical and design updates. Like the standard Type R, the Limited Edition also receives the Honda Sensing® suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment, including Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Forward Collison Warning, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Under the hood, the 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition draws power from the same race-bred 2.0-liter direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with VTEC™ valvetrain, putting out a peak 306-horseopwer and 295 lb.-ft. of torque (both SAE net), with power to the front wheels delivered through a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential.

As with all Civic Type R vehicles, drivers can choose between three driving modes – Comfort, Sport and +R – that vary damping force, steering assist and throttle mapping. Finally, the active Sound Control modifies interior sound in concert with chosen drive mode.

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