Australian News - September 27, 2018

Premium Accessory Range Now Available For Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic Type R owners can now customise their multi-award-winning hot hatch with a premium accessory range, headlined by a set of motorsport-inspired forged alloy wheels and a host of genuine carbon fibre components.

The ‘Type R’ ethos has always been about minimising weight and maximising performance potential, and this new accessory range for Civic Type R maintains those defining characteristics.

Available in Honda dealerships nationally from October 1, each accessory has been specially selected from Honda’s global parts catalogue and brought to the Australian market in low volumes to ensure ultimate exclusivity and individuality for some of Honda’s most ardent and loyal customers.

“Simply put, there is no other Honda vehicle in the last decade that has been as passionately received in Australia as this latest Civic Type R,” said Honda Australia Director, Stephen Collins.

“It is a truly exceptional vehicle and while the many accolades it has received tell us that story, the direct feedback we get from our customers tells us even more, which has reinforced our decision to bring these parts direct to Australia.

“We believe there is a niche market for bespoke, low volume items that will appeal to motoring enthusiasts and it is very important for us to support these customers with the very best that Honda globally has to offer,” said Collins.

The six-part accessory range will be sold exclusively through the Honda Australia dealer network ensuring customers will benefit from local warranty cover and installation by qualified technicians.

All accessories in the new range have been manufactured to precise, exacting standards, despite the complicated and labour intensive methods involved.  Each of the bespoke carbon fibre components are formed through the same autoclave moulding technique used by aerospace companies for aircraft manufacturing, which results in a highest quality finish.

White 20-inch Forged Aluminium Alloy Wheels
The standout item in the Civic Type R accessory range is the 20-inch forged alloy wheels. Resplendent in a high-contrast white finish with distinctive red centre cap, the new wheels maintain a strong connection with the origins of the ‘Type R’ brand, including the DC2 Integra Type R that was the first Type R model officially brought to Australia in 1999.

Forged rather than cast, the wheels have a strength and lightness advantage that delivers a significant weight saving of 2.1kg per wheel, which in turn reduces unsprung mass to improve suspension response for enhanced handling and grip. The ‘forging scraping process’ used to manufacture the wheels has enabled a delicate, sword-like spoke design that closely resembles the racing wheel fitted to the NSX-GT race car competing in the SuperGT GT500 Series.

Carbon Fibre Wing Spoiler
A direct replacement for one of the most distinctive elements of the Civic Type R, the centre blade of the rear wing is constructed from genuine carbon fibre and showcases the unique red weave integrated into the surface carbon layer, which reflects the existing red accents and highlights throughout the vehicle that typify the iconic Type R brand.

Carbon Fibre Garnishes
Utilising the same material specification, quality and precision manufacturing as the wing spoiler, the carbon fibre rear diffuser, mirror caps and interior garnishes are all designed to enhance the exclusivity of each Civic Type R as the owner desires. The carbon fibre interior package extends to the dashboard, door trims and side sill panels, along with a surround for the solid aluminium gear shift knob, which come together to deliver a truly premium interior environment.

Accessory RFRP
20-inch White Forged Alloy Wheels $13,999 per set of four
Carbon Fibre Wing Spoiler $2,899
Carbon Fibre Rear Diffuser Garnish $1,999
Carbon Fibre Mirror Cap Garnishes $1,299
Carbon Fibre Interior Trim Garnishes $1,699
Carbon Fibre Door Sill Garnishes $1,599