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Earlier this year, Honda Malaysia (HM) announced that they will only launch four new cars this year, but later revised the figure to six. Rumours were rife about the sixth model being the company’s halo car, the one and only Civic Type R in its latest FK8R form. When HM invited us to sample the car in Dresden, Germany, things seemed to be pretty much set in stone.

Just earlier today, reader Galvin Tan spotted a mysterious half-wrapped vehicle on a trailer with its sides completely covered in an attempt to shield contents from prying eyes. At a glance, it could have been anything, but the asymmetric trio of tailpipes and the dual-tone rear spoiler were dead giveaways – it has to be the Civic Type R. The trailer was spotted at the KLIA toll plaza.

To recap, the CTR made its debut just earlier this year at the Geneva Motor Show before making a third ASEAN appearance in Indonesia last month. Power comes from a 2.0 litre turbocharged VTEC making 320 PS (ASEAN models somehow get 310 PS) at 6,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. It’s paired to a six-speed close ratio manual transmission, sending drive to the front wheels.

The Indo-spec CTR receives 20-inch Berlina black alloys wrapped with 245/30 Continental SportContact 6 tyres that’s specially developed for the car. There’s adaptive dampers with three drive modes (Comfort, Sport and R+) and Brembo brakes with 350 mm ventilated discs up front and 305 mm solid rear discs. There, it’s priced at 995 million rupiah (approximately RM320,100).

Well then, it seems that we’re getting close to the official Malaysian launch of the new Honda Civic Type R. Would you buy it? If so, how much are you willing to pay for it? Read our full review of it and comment below!

GALLERY: FK8 Honda Civic Type R