The latest Honda Civic Type R has just landed on our shores, commanding a sticker price of RM320k before insurance. The car, which is fully imported from the UK – costs about 60% more than the FD2 Civic Type R did at its launch 10 years ago.

The new CTR is powered by a 2.0 litre VTEC turbo engine, capable of producing 310 PS at 6,500 rpm and 400 Nm of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. Together with a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission, the hatchback sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and boasts a maximum speed of 272 km/h. It may not be the quickest off the line, but what matters is it currently holds the record for the fastest FF car to lap the Nurburgring with a time of seven minutes and 43.8 seconds.

So far, Honda Malaysia has already received 60 bookings for the car since it began taking orders last month, which is twice the actual sales target per month. As per all cars sold by the company, the Civic Type R comes with packaged with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty. Service interval is 10,000 km, and the car can be serviced at the same 20 ‘Honda Sport Dealers’ nationwide that have been authorised to sell the model.

You can read our international drive report on the Civic Type R, and check out its full specifications at CarBase.my.

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