Yes you read the title correctly, the very first 2017 Honda Civic Type-R has sold for an incredible $200,000!
VIN 01 of the most powerful Honda ever built for the States, and the first Civic Type R to be sold officially in America was auctioned for charity and sold for the incredible figure.
Jeff Conrad, Honda’s America’s senior VP
“The Civic Type R has long been forbidden fruit for enthusiasts in the US, so we thought it would be fun to offer one lucky customer a shot at owning the first of its kind in America, while benefitting the leading non-profit solely dedicated to finding a cure for childhood brain tumours – the Pediatric Brain Tumour Foundation.”
The latest Type-R offering comes with a 2.0-litre four-pot turbo – with some VTEC kicked in, yo – produces 316bhp and 295lb ft of torque. It’s still front wheel drive, lets hope for a 4WD completely bonkers Type-R one day!