Fancy one of Honda’s limited edition Civic Type Rs?
You’ve got more chance of winning the lottery.
In fact, that’s just what Honda is doing . . . holding a lottery . . . to see who gets one.
Just 20 of the cars will be offered for sale and more than 700 people have registered an interest in buying one.
So, to be fair, Honda is conducting a lottery, the winners of which will get to hand over $70,000 a pop for the privilege.
For the mathematicians among you, that’s a 1 in 35 chance — or 1 in 37 if you take into account the fact they’re holding back one for “promotional” purposes.
That means one for us journos to drive, at leas I hope so.
“With an extremely small number of Civic Type R Limited Editions available for our market, we wanted to present an equal opportunity for all customers keen to purchase one of these cars, irrespective of their location, dealership access or internet connection,” said Mr. Stephen Collins, Director, Honda Australia.
“In Canada, where 100 vehicles from the global production run of 1,020 units were available, the total allocation sold out in just four minutes after the online reservation process opened.
“We believe the lottery competition will give all Type R fans in Australia an equal chance to purchase one of these special models, while building the suspense in the way only a lottery draw can.”
The entry period for the lottery will commence at 9.00am on Thursday, October 1 (AEST) and run through until 8.00pm on Saturday, October 31, 2020 (AEDT).
To participate in the lottery, interested buyers will need to complete an entry form and agree to the terms and conditions of the competition.
The lottery draw will be held in November 2020 and conducted by CIE Legal on behalf of Honda Australia.
The lighter, faster and even more track-focused Type R Limited Edition features all of the 2020 Year Model updates, plus the additional enhancements designed to make it the ultimate Civic Type R.
The Limited Edition is equipped with lightweight 20-inch forged alloy wheels from acclaimed manufacturer BBS, which reduce unsprung weight to improve roadholding and provide an overall weight saving of 10 kilograms.
Created exclusively for this special model, the forged BBS wheels are mounted on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 high performance tyres, with a tread pattern designed to provide the ultimate dry tarmac traction.
Modified dampers optimise this new wheel and tyre combination, while recalibration of the steering offers maximum control and feedback.
The control software of the Adaptive Damper System now evaluates road conditions faster, resulting in improved damper reactions for better handling response and ride quality.
To reflect its extrovert nature and pay homage to past Type R models, the Limited Edition will only be offered in one exclusive paint colour: the brilliant new ‘Sunlight Yellow II’.
Additional bespoke treatments include contrasting gloss black paint on the roof, mirror caps and bonnet intake vent, while the Civic badge on the rear is finished in dark chrome.
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