The JDM Honda Civic Type R FL5 gets 330bhp with a price tag of around £ 31,000. No word yet on performance or pricing for European specs. While we have no confirmation for the European Honda Civic Type R FL5, the Japanese-spec car has been revealed in full, with cars now on sale in Japan for 4,997,300 yen or £ 31,000.
Those wanting more horsepower will rejoice that the JDM model has at least a slightly tuned version of the US-spec car (320hp), as Honda advertises it will deliver 330hp at 6500rpm and 310lb.ft. of couple. . Sadly, Honda hasn’t revealed full performance data for the FL5, so we’re still waiting for the long-awaited 0-62mph time and top speed. That said, Honda has announced that the FL5 Civic Type R weighs 1430kg, around 25kg more than the previous FK8 and 70kg more than the limited edition FK8. Expect performance figures to be similar to that of the FK8 Type R.
For those hoping to visit their local dealership here in the UK and make a deposit on a £ 31,000 Honda Civic Type R FL5, think again. Given that the latest FK8 Civic started at £ 34,820, we would expect the figure to be around £ 38,000.