The 2021 Honda Civic Type R begins arriving at dealers this month, heightened by the addition of the Type R, the Limited Edition.
The 2021 Type R Limited Edition will come in a Phoenix Yellow colour, with gloss black paint on the roof, outside mirror caps, and intake vent on the hood, along with a dark chrome Civic badge on the rear hatch. Inside, each Limited Edition has a numbered plaque on the center console designating its build number.
The 2021 Civic Type R and Type R Limited Edition carry forward the updates made to the 2020 Type R, including the freshened front and rear exterior styling, larger grille opening and radiator for improved engine cooling, and interior updates such as the Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, and a weighted shift knob. Both feature the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies as standard equipment, including Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS) with Forward Collison Warning, Road Departure Mitigation with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control.
TYPE R LIMITED EDITION
The 2021 Type R Limited Edition has engineering and feature changes. Measures were also taken to reduce the curb weight of the Type R Limited Edition by 21 kilograms.
Going further, 13 kilograms of sound deadening materials have been removed from the roof, rear hatch panel, and front fenders and dash; even the cargo cover, rear heater ducts and rear wiper mechanism were removed to save weight. Also, the Type R Limited Edition is equipped with Michelin Cup 2.
Under the hood, the 2021 Civic Type R and Type R Limited Edition draw power from the 2.0-liter direct-injected and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with VTEC valvetrain, putting out a peak 306-horseopwer (SAE net) and a peak 295 lb.-ft. of torque (SAE net), with power to the front wheels delivered through a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and limited-slip differential. Both Type R models allow drivers to choose between three driving modes – Comfort, Sport and +R – that vary throttle mapping, damping force and steering assist.
LogR, exclusive to Civic Type R
One of the features of the Honda Civic Type R is an all-new datalogging app designed to provide Type R drivers with data and scoring information that improves driving skill when driving on the track or other closed courses.
Drivers interact with Honda LogR through three main functions: A Performance Monitor provides vehicle information to the driver on the Display Audio screen, while Log Mode records lap times on the track. Finally, the Auto Score function encourages smooth driving by monitoring braking, acceleration and steering, and generating a “driving smoothness” score.
The new LogR app is designed to work exclusively with the 2021 Type R.