Honda to Bring Type R at Silverstone

The British division of Honda announced today it will be celebrating the 'Red H' badge during the latest rounds of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) that features Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden in the Honda Racing Team. The celebration marks the fact that sales of the current Civic Type R are coming to an end.

Production for the UK market will end in October 2010, with sales ending during December, due to forthcoming Euro V emissions regulations.

Aside from watching the race, enthusiasts from the biggest Honda owners' clubs in the UK will get the chance to experience the track for themselves in a 'Lap of Honour' to commemorate the Type R. Moreover, an exclusive Type R Only Car Park will also be available for those Honda drivers attending the event.

Over 12,000 of this generation of Civic Type R have been sold in the UK since its introduction in January 2007. Production of the 3-door Civic Type R will continue at Honda’s factory in Swindon, to supply other markets such as Australia and South Africa.

“With the end of this generation of Type R in sight, Honda is using the Silverstone event to launch a new offer for all new Civic Type R customers. Buyers of the high-revving hot hatch can now benefit from significantly lower OTR prices and a competitive finance deal to make paying monthly easier,” a company statement reads.

The Type R GT is now available at GBP 19,495, while the new PCP finance offer of 5.9% (over 43 months) means a Type R could cost GBP 235 a month, with a 30% deposit. The offer covers the Type R GT, Type R LSD and Type R MUGEN 200 models, and runs from now until 29 September, 2010.
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