The hot hatch fans in Britain will be chuffed to know that Honda has come up with a special treatment for them. It’s a special and limited version of the current Type R, called Honda Civic Type R Black Edition, and although changes it features are cosmetic only, it is still the meanest, baddest hatchback you can buy.
Well, you can buy it if you hustle. You see, the regular Type R is produced at a rate of 2,500 units per year for the United Kingdom, and the Honda Civic Type R Black Edition is limited to just 100 units, and those are the last 100 to roll off the production line. So it’s going to be tricky getting one straight from Honda for the asking price of £32,300. But you can always count on the third-party dealers to get you one for a little bit more money.
As for what sets the Honda Civic Type R Black Edition apart from the standard version, the list includes items such as black interior with red accents and red rear wing end plates on the spoiler. Doesn’t sound like much but sometimes these are enough to make a limited edition a future classic, especially if the car packs a 310 horsepower and 400 Nm turbocharged 2.0 litre VTEC engine.