Honda sold out of its Civic Type R Limited Edition before customers even saw it

By Darren Cassey, PA Motoring Reporter

A low-volume, special edition Honda Civic Type R sold out in the UK before buyers even had a chance to see it or know how much it costs.

The Japanese car manufacturer has now revealed pricing for the Limited Edition version of the hot hatch is £39,995.

Widely regarded as the best hot hatch on the market, just 20 of the 100 Limited Edition models are coming to the UK. They get lightweight 20-inch BBS alloy wheels, a unique yellow paint job, and an overall weight saving of 47kg compared with the standard Type R.

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Inside, there’s a new Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and a counterweighted teardrop gear knob – though unlike many lightweight rivals, the rear seats remain in place.

Phil Webb, head of cars at Honda UK, said: “As with the previous generation, we were expecting a huge demand for the Civic Type R Limited Edition. To have sold all 20 examples so quickly and before anyone has even seen, let alone driven the car, is fantastic and testament to the work done by the multiple-award winning Civic Type R.”