Honda Civic Type R Minato HQ-1

More live photos of the new Honda Civic Type R, this time from the Honda headquarters in Minato, Tokyo, where the car is currently the centrepiece display in the lobby.

The car’s Japanese debut was announced at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show – it’s due to arrive in showrooms in the country beginning December 7, in a limited run of just 750 units for domestic consumption. As mentioned in our readier report, the Civic Type R retails in Japan for 4,280,000 yen (RM152,178).

The automaker has said that potential buyers have until November 23 to submit their order entries to Honda Japan’s website, and should demand exceed the allocation, successful entries will be determined by lot.

No changes in specs from the Euro-spec model – the JDM Civic Type R’s 2.0 litre direct-injection DOHC VTEC Turbo engine has 310 PS and 400 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm, with a six-speed manual transmission in tow. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 269 km/h.

Sitting on 19-inch wheels wrapped with specially-developed 235/35 Continental tyres, the Civic Type R features a racy cabin trimmed in a combination of black and pletny of red accents. The aggressive front bucket seats feature a black suede-like fabric material and contrasting red stitching, while a flat-bottom steering wheel features thinner spokes and a red centre marker.

Also on show at the display are three older heritage models – anoraks will be able to spot the examples as being the 1995 Integra Type R, 1997 Civic Type R and 2002 NSX-R.