It only took Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) 48 hours to sell all 100 units of the all-new Civic Type R back in July. And after a 3 month wait, the 310 hp front-wheel-drive monsters are ready to be picked up by their lucky owners, either in Championship White or Rallye Red.
We imagine a small number will become garage queens, while a few dozen will be regulars at the local car meet. But a special group of FK8 Civic Type R owners, the ones who really understand why it wears a red H badge, will do the right thing bring them on track days. Hopefully, their driving skills are at par with the Civic Type R’s abilities and set a fast lap on the Batangas Racing Circuit or Clark International Speedway at the next FlatOut Race Series (FORS) event.
When you do, send us your best time so we can include it on Time Attack Manila’s track record. Please?
But what about us mere mortals? Will we ever get the chance to see the Civic Type R up close?
Thankfully we will. The Civic Type R should make rare appearances at select Honda car dealerships. HCPI told us that it’ll start making rounds by the 2nd week of October, but didn’t say exactly where so we’ll just have to keep guessing.