No word on price or how many we will be getting, but Honda’s track-focused Civic Type R Limited Edition is sure to give sales a bump.
Due to arrive early next year, the Civic Type R Limited Edition retains the same 228kW turbocharged engine, but the car has been put on a diet and is fitted with lightweight BBS wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber.
Less weight means it will be quicker and this one even comes with an Evo-style bonnet scoop.
That’s not where the mods stop however, with re-tuned suspension to optimise the new wheel and tyre combination and re-calibration of the steering that offers greater feedback.
Continuing its track-focused theme, they’ve even reefed out the sound-deadening from the roof, while the rear hatch panel, front bumper and dashboard have also been ditched to save weight.
BUT they’ve kept the back seat.
Debuting for the first time in any Honda is a new performance datalogger, exclusive to Type R.
Known as Honda LogR, the new 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.
It also helps improve their driving skills, both on and off the track, through the use of a smooth driving algorithm.
Honda LogR features three main functions: Performance Monitor, Log Mode and Auto Score Mode.
The Performance Monitor provides vehicle information to the driver on the display screen while the app is functioning.
Log Mode records lap times on the track, allowing drivers to improve their driving skills in a race circuit environment.
The Auto Score function encourages smooth day-to-day driving by monitoring braking, acceleration, steering and straight line driving, and generating a score based on the smoothness algorithm.
When connected to the app-equipped smartphone, the centre screen displays a Performance Monitor, which allows the driver to see vehicle functions in real time, including gear position, coolant and oil temperatures, oil and atmospheric pressures, and engine intake air temperatures.
Drivers can also choose between a “G-Meter” view that indicates acceleration, braking and cornering on a “bowl” graph, or a “3D” view that provides a bird’s-eye visual of the car’s cornering, braking and acceleration behaviour.
The car is finished in an exclusive new colour, Sunlight Yellow, with dark chrome Civic badge at the rear plus contrasting gloss black roof, wing mirrors and intake vent on the bonnet.
Inside it’s decked out with red bucket seats and a new red-accented Alcantara steering wheel, along with a new teardrop style gear knob.
Each model features a plaque marking the build number of the car.
Civic Type R Limited Edition is set to arrive in the first half of 2021, with pricing and further details to be revealed closer to launch.
In the meantime, however, we suggest you register your interest to avoid missing out.
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