The world’s fastest front-wheel drive production car – the 2017 Honda Civic Type R FK8R has been confirmed for Malaysia, and it is on display right now at the Sepang International Circuit in conjunction with the Petronas Malaysia Formula 1 Grand Prix.
All set to be launched in Malaysia soon, the Civic Type R is now open for booking at 21 selected “Honda Sport” dealers nationwide:
- Ban Hoe Seng (Auto) Sdn Bhd
- Formula Venture Sdn Bhd
- Kah Motor Co Sdn Bhd (Sg.Pinang)
- Lee Motor SP Sdn Bhd
- Yooi Cars Sdn Bhd
- Autoworld Asia Sdn Bhd
- Botanic Auto Mall Sdn Bhd
- Global Amity Sdn Bhd (Bangi)
- Kah Motor Co Sdn Bhd (Selayang)
- Sri Utama Auto Sdn Bhd
- USJ Car Express Sdn Bhd
- MH Prestige Auto Sdn Bhd
- Peringgit Sri Motor Sdn Bhd
- Tenaga Setia Resources Sdn Bhd
- The Millenium Auto Carriage
- Ban Lee Heng Motor Sdn Bhd (Seremban)
- Syarikat Motor GS Tay Sdn Bhd
- Yong Ming Motor Sdn Bhd
- Chuan Thye Motor Sdn Bhd
- Syarikat Tan Eng Ann Sdn Bhd
- Syarikat Labuan Automobile Sdn Bhd
Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged VTEC engine that produces 310 PS and 400 Nm of maximum torque, the FK8R, which is offered only with a six-speed manual gearbox, completed a lap around the Nurburgring in 7 minutes and 44 seconds, making it the fastest front-wheel drive production car to lap the “Green Hell”.
Offered only in Championship White exterior paint in Malaysia, the new Civic Type R comes with a chassis that is 38% more rigid than before, 3-Way Driving Modes (Comfort, Sport and +R), Adaptive Damper System (ADS), Drive-by- Wire throttle (DBW), Electronic Power Steering (EPS), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), and a newly developed three-way exhaust system.
From what we can see, exterior highlights include an aggressive looking carbon-fibre bodykit, 20-inch aluminium alloy wheels, red Brembo brake calipers, blacked out grilles and air ducts integrated onto the hood and the front bumpers.
The interior and the engine bay were strictly off-limits but we already had a good look at them both when our colleague Kon sampled the Civic Type R in Germany recently.
Fully imported from the U.K, the new Civic Type R’s price has not been disclosed yet, but rumour has is that it will be somewhere between RM250,000 and RM300,000.
That being said, those who feel like having a closer look at the 2017 Honda Civic Type R can head to the Honda booth at the Sepang International Circuit right now where the car will be on display until Sunday, 1st October.