Much like the regular Civic Hatchback, the Honda Civic Type R underwent a facelift for the 2020 model year. Now, the 2021 Honda Civic Type R is available near Tacoma WA, carrying forward all of the enhancements and upgrades it underwent last year, with one exciting addition. For the new model year, Honda is introducing the 2021 Civic Type R Limited Edition. This new special trim level adds yet another option for Honda Civic lovers, as the typically mono-spec Civic Type R is now available in two different trims.
There is so much to get excited about with the Honda Civic Type R. A high-performance variant of the Civic Hatchback – much like the Si Coupe or Si Sedan is to the regular Coupe or Sedan – the Honda Civic Type R delivers the best performance of the entire Civic family. It’s powered by a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that’s capable of generating up to 306 horsepower alongside 295 pound-feet of torque. Add in a host of performance-enhancing features and design cues, and you have something truly special.
But for the 2021 model year, shoppers interested in the high-performance hatchback sedan will now have an additional option to choose from, as Honda is building 600 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition models. The Limited Edition was designed to enhance performance even further while enhancing its sporty aesthetic. That all started by reducing the vehicle’s weight by 46 pounds.
This was made possible by replacing the wheels with lightweight forged-aluminum alloy wheels and other measures, like replacing the brake rotors and removing sound deadening materials. Other updates include Michelin Cup 2 tires, unique tuning in devices like the electrically assisted power steering and Active Damper Systems.
If you’re wondering just what these changes to practically for the 2021 Honda Civic Type R, Honda also announced that it set a new track record at Suzuka Circuit*, finishing the 3.6-mile figure-8 Formula 1 racetrack in 2 minutes and 23.993 seconds. If you’re interested in a new 2021 Honda Civic Type R of your own, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us right here at Honda of Fife.