With the 10th-generation Honda Civic in full swing, it’s time for the preceding chapter to come to a close. This brings us to the UK-only Honda Civic Type R Black Edition, which marks the end of the line for the ninth-generation Civic before handing the baton over to the new model.
What’s unique to the 100-unit special are mainly cosmetic enhancements. The cabin gets an all-black theme with red accents, reflecting the same exterior palette. Outside, the end plates for the rear wing are contrasted in red.
No performance upgrades have been made for the Black Edition Civic Type R. That means the same direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 litre VTEC engine producing 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque will carry on its duties. A six-speed manual transmission delivers power to the front wheels.
The outgoing Honda Civic Type-R has made an impact as being the first Type R vehicle to embrace turbocharging. It broke the FWD lap record at the Nurburgring before the Golf GTI Clubsport S came into the picture. The Civic Type R is also rather successful in various touring car championships around the world.
The Black Edition Civics will be sold at £32,300 (approximately RM175,608.00 at press time) and it’s expected to sell out fast. Look out for its successor later this year!