With Honda offering a Civic Type R FK8 Limited Edition, it was time to get behind the wheel to find out whether it’s a touch gimmicky or whether this limited run of cars elevates the FK8 to a new level. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel!
What is the Civic Type R FK8 Limited Edition all about?
The FK8 Limited Edition is a track-focused variant. Only 100 of these bumble bees are coming to Europe, with only 20 coming to the UK. It comes without the infotainment system, nor the air con. Limited Edition by name, limited by nature… Alongside this, some sound proofing has found its way to the bin and the result is a car that’s 47kg lighter. Oh, and it’s very yellow.
That weight saving doesn’t seem all that impressive from the off, but there are further changes, don’t worry. While the power hasn’t been increased, the suspension has been modified and now includes stickier track-focused tyres wrapped around lightweight BBS wheels. Honda decided to retain the rear seats unlike Renault in favour of everyday usability.
Power remains the same 316bhp and 295lb-ft of torque from the 2.0-litre, turbocharged four-pot engine with a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds and a 169mph top speed.