What sets the Limited Edition apart from the rest of the Type R family? Well that’s where things get interesting. There’s no more power or torque, but a total of 47kg has been stripped away. The most obvious omissions are that of the infotainment system (-5.4kg) and air conditioning (-10.4kg), but sound deadening has been stripped away from the engine bay, boot lid and boot floor, too, and the 20-inch BBS forged alloy wheels save a total of 10kg. Those lightweight wheels are clad with Michelin Cup 2 tyres, so the front end will feel pointier than ever. What’s more, the dampers have been modified to optimise the new wheel and tyre combo, and the power steering system has been recalibrated, too.
You’ll notice the new, and very, very bright ‘Sunshine Yellow’ paint, available exclusively to the Limited Edition, and the Civic badge at the back is finished in a dark chrome. There’s a contrasting gloss black paint on roof, wing mirrors and intake vent on bonnet as well.
It probably isn’t the most extreme FK8 Type R we’ll see – expect there to be a big, brash goodbye before this generation of Civic ends – but, all things considered, it’s a nice step beyond the standard car. We can’t wait to drive it.