Honda Civic Type R: 750 for Japan, buyers decided by lottery

The hot, turbocharged FB Honda Civic Type R will go on sale later this year in Japan in limited numbers, with buyers determined by lottery.

The company has opened the order books for the Civic Type R hatch, but this will close on November 23, 2015. If more than 750 orders are received “successful entries will be determined by lot”.

The first Type R models will arrive in Japanese showrooms on December 7, 2015. The Civic Type R is priced at ¥4,280,000 (US$35,500).

The new Civic Type R has a 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Earth Dreams engine with 228kW (306hp) and 400Nm (295 lb-ft), a standard 6-speed manual, LSD and front-wheel drive. The Type R is fitted with 19-inch alloy wheels with 235/35 tires.