If you aspire to own a luxurious car in the Netherlands, your chances might hinge on winning the Staatsloterij or the lottery of life. Consider the recent developments with the Honda Civic Type R as a case in point.
The Civic Type R, ranking second in our Autovisie Supertest, boasts a robust 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine generating 329 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. However, it incurs a BPM penalty due to its powerful specifications.
The Honda Civic Type R comes with a hefty price tag. Last year, the latest generation commanded a price of 78,980 euros, which was already 19,000 euros more than its predecessor. Starting from January 1, the cost surged to a staggering 88,560 euros.
In essence, the Type R was already considered pricey, and now it has become downright unaffordable. Yet, there’s an even pricier option introduced by Honda – the S-Grade variant.
The S-Grade variant, offered in limited quantities, comes with a jaw-dropping price of 95,010 euros. However, the features are sparse, as Honda has opted to strip down the S-Grade significantly.
This version lacks navigation, air conditioning, electrically adjustable mirrors, parking assistance, and even a parcel shelf. Remarkably, this stripping down results in a weight reduction of 50 kilograms.
Despite the sparse features, the Civic Type R remains a spectacle with its impressive 0 to 100 km/h time of 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 275 km/h. Additionally, it retains the appeal of a manual gearbox, adding to its allure.