2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Sets New Track Record

2021 Honda Civic Type R | Elizabethtown, KY
2021 Honda Civic Type R | Elizabethtown, KY

Honda recently highlighted just how much capable its performance segment is. The all-new 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition recently took to the track at the iconic Suzuka Circuit in Japan, and it managed to set a brand-new front-wheel-drive record.

The Civic Type R Limited Edition hit the track full speed and set a new lap time of two minutes and 23.993 seconds. This was not only faster than the Ferrari F40, but also only six seconds slower than the Nissan GT-R and Koenigsegg One:1.

Honda has a solid reputation at the Suzuka track, though, so it should come as no surprise that it performed so well on it. The course was first built as a Honda vehicle testing facility, and is the only track in the Formula One calendar to have a figure-eight configuration. This makes it a 3.6-mile long challenger for professional drivers.

The 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition has yet to be released in America but is set to go on sale soon. Only 600 units of this special-edition model will go on sale in this market, making it one of the rarest vehicles Honda has ever produced. It comes with a unique Phoenix Yellow exterior, along with lightweight, forged-aluminum BBS wheels. It has seen eight reduction modifications to help reduce the weight of this model, increasing its speed.

This special-edition model will also feature Micheline® Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and recalibrated steering.

Keep an eye on the Hardin County Honda Blog to see when preorders for the blazingly fast 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition go live at Hardin County Honda.

2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition Sells Out

2021 Honda Civic Type R | Elizabethtown, KY
2021 Honda Civic Type R | Elizabethtown, KY

Honda recently announced that the 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition sold out within just four minutes. The vehicle went on sale on the Honda Canada website, and all of the 100 units that were available in that country were bought immediately.

This isn’t the first time that the special-edition Civic has sold out so quickly. In the UK, where there were 20 units available for sale, the Type R Limited Edition also sold out quickly, highlighting how in-demand the vehicle is.

Honda plans on only selling 1,000 Civic Type R Limited Edition models worldwide. 600 of these units will be distributed in the United States.

This Limited-Edition ride is painted in Phoenix Yellow and can be reserved with a $1,000 deposit. There’s no word yet on the price tag for this Civic in the United States, but it was listed as £39,995 in the UK, which is about $46,600 USD. While the Civic sold in the US will have some different features than the European option – including an air-conditioning system – we can expect it to be similarly priced. There’s speculation that this model will cost about $10,000 more than the regular Civic Type R.

The 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition also comes with a weight reduction, 20-inch BB alloy wheels, an Alcantara steering wheel, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 semi-slick tires, and a new teardrop gear knob.

If you’re looking for your own Honda Civic, make sure you check out what we have on our dealer lot at Hardin County Honda.