Civic Type R Limited Edition 2021 review - the BEST hot Honda EVER!

12 Apr 2021
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This is the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition… And it just might be one of the greatest cars Honda has EVER released!
The question is, what makes the Type R Limited Edition so special? After all, under the bonnet you’ll find the usual 2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which puts out the usual 320hp & 400Nm of torque.
Well trust us, there are more than a few changes to be found with this all-new limited edition hot hatch! But if you want to find out what they are, along with whether it’s worth paying the £40,000 price tag (that’s right, more than an AWD Golf R!) you’ll have to keep watching Mat’s latest in-depth review!
What do you think - is the Civic Type R the greatest hot hatch you can buy in 2021? Let us know in the comments!
00:00 Intro
00:53 Price
01:28 Exterior Design
02:41 Interior
04:34 Back Seats
04:57 Boot
05:15 Five Annoying Features
06:44 Five Cool Features
08:19 Engine
08:39 Driving
13:30 0-60mph
15:07 Verdict
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  • Is the Civic Type R the greatest hot hatch ever? LIKE this comment if you agree, or COMMENT with what you'd choose instead!

    carwowcarwowVor 26 Tage
    • Golf 8 Gti

      Andrea DupréAndrea DupréVor 15 Tage
    • Golf 8 R

      T5EverythingT5EverythingVor 18 Tage
    • Front drive. No thanks.

      Optical ClarityOptical ClarityVor 18 Tage
    • Yes, really HOT.

      鈴木ジュン鈴木ジュンVor 19 Tage
    • GR yaris

      geezergeezerVor 19 Tage
  • the fact it doesn't have shift paddles. Throw the whole car away.

    Capital ACapital AVor 23 Stunden
  • Dream car....

    M.S.MM.S.MVor Tag
  • isnt it bad to stamp so hard on the brake pedal to measure the stopping distance?

    Bill XBill XVor Tag
  • being a casual american, im disappointed this is manual only😭

  • I like the car and I really want one. Just the outside is great and my friend likes the 2016 version.

    Manisha BhagattjeeManisha BhagattjeeVor 2 Tage
  • thats a foul looking car

    2prize2prizeVor 2 Tage
  • It actually got a good score

    Kayderro CHKayderro CHVor 2 Tage
  • This car costs $64k+ in the philippines :((

    Lance EugenioLance EugenioVor 3 Tage

    Revolutions88Revolutions88Vor 5 Tage
  • Great video trash car

    Terrance BoscoTerrance BoscoVor 6 Tage
  • I used to hate the Honda civic THEN I saw this Now I wanna buy one

    Shockwave YTShockwave YTVor 7 Tage
  • Honda CIVIC the best car in the world

    Andi DabAndi DabVor 7 Tage
  • I think you should do a review on the new toyota limgene

    Lisandra AlfonsoLisandra AlfonsoVor 7 Tage
  • Golf R beats it on the strip, the track, and in looks. SMH I get the infotainment system sucks in the Golf but at least it has one AND it has AC & heat. So why the absolute buy recommendation?

    Johnathan BeicherJohnathan BeicherVor 8 Tage
  • where is the ooooyeah do do do sound while he was holding the gear knob he did the same action aaaa

    jaden lawyerjaden lawyerVor 9 Tage
  • The vents on the side transports air from the hood scoop? It has air ducts that shoots air to the side out of the fender vents??

    Jordan ChitwoodJordan ChitwoodVor 9 Tage
  • It just looks so unbelievably douchey.

    Mad FlavourMad FlavourVor 9 Tage
  • My dream car ever 😍😍😍....

    kadafi akdamkadafi akdamVor 9 Tage
  • Pikachu’s comin

    KNate -KNate -Vor 10 Tage
  • I want one sooooooo much

    Jack GJack GVor 11 Tage
  • My 2004 type r was the greatest fun I ever had

    Luna's WorldLuna's WorldVor 12 Tage
  • Not a fan of the limited edition but... my gosh what a beast.

    ArnoldsKArnoldsKVor 12 Tage
  • “경량화”

    김규원김규원Vor 12 Tage
  • 13:31 14:04 14:35 with sticky tyres on a dry track is why I'd never buy this car. I sold my FN2 because of this exact reason. Not only that but the flaws on the limited edition of taking out the A/C and the Infotainment are completely crazy. Even Mat mentioned it in his video - on UK track days we have to wear helmets and cover all skin - often creating quite an uncomfortably hot cabin - without the A/C you're soon going to get fed up.

    Dave HamerDave HamerVor 12 Tage
  • Ya fuck you Honda. Some dealers putting huge mark ups over 50k. Wtf? I ain’t spending over 100k for plastic shit that will have the same reliability as a base model. It’s like selling a rare Miata for 100k

    Puria RahbarniaPuria RahbarniaVor 13 Tage
  • Honda has announced plans to abolish the production of gasoline engine vehicles in 2040 and sell only EVs and FCVs worldwide. This unpopular car may be appreciated in that era

    UCC 930mlUCC 930mlVor 13 Tage
  • Im having an uncontrollable GAS over a type R😱😱😱

    HD cloudHD cloudVor 13 Tage
  • It’s a shame how phones have got smaller over the years and cars have got bigger. What a horrible looking car.

    S 9S 9Vor 13 Tage
  • Have they fixed the grinding gearbox or is Honda still shifting blame to the users?

    Dis Real NowDis Real NowVor 14 Tage
  • MK4 Focus ST even stock. Otherwise add the MT330 😉😎👍

    diamus100diamus100Vor 14 Tage
  • It doesn't have A/C Also Mat wears a jacket

    Chanuka_RulezChanuka_RulezVor 15 Tage
  • I have a 21 typeR and omg I love cornering it. It’s sooooo fun man

    KingCherryKingCherryVor 15 Tage
  • 🐓

    Rosca VlogsRosca VlogsVor 15 Tage
  • In USA we didn’t get the gt version

    Steven CoilSteven CoilVor 15 Tage
  • Hideous AF!👎🏼

    TreeTreeVor 15 Tage
  • when you watch at that car it looks like some cheap kia, but when a person stands next to it, it is like almost a super car from 2000

    ygalionygalionVor 15 Tage
  • This car is a joke.

    ChristianChristianVor 15 Tage
  • I do have a soft spot for the Type R but don’t expect to win many drag races

    PhilyourbootsPhilyourbootsVor 15 Tage
  • That Honda is not even worth 35000

    kevin Cheddikevin CheddiVor 15 Tage
  • Drag Races from Pakistan here. ❤️

    CBr - Cars And Bikes RacingCBr - Cars And Bikes RacingVor 16 Tage
  • Is it worth the upgarde? No piss off Honda build a new S2000

    JARichJARichVor 16 Tage
  • this car is currently selling in canada privately for like 90k CAD (59K EURO) LOL. last spoke to someone who bought it at that price from another province.

    lexrolexroVor 17 Tage
  • That’s bullshit my brother Owns one and it doesn’t have any fake vents not sure if he change hen I’m sure he didn’t

    Aftab GulAftab GulVor 17 Tage

    kostas Stergiouliskostas StergioulisVor 17 Tage
  • Me : Type R Matt: Typephaa

    Dinthara DopesmackDinthara DopesmackVor 17 Tage
  • 8:15 ahahahahahahahha

    Ahmet Akif YorulmazAhmet Akif YorulmazVor 18 Tage
  • Just got one!!

    Mariana Montes ArredondoMariana Montes ArredondoVor 18 Tage
  • Too many doors.

    TruzoTruzoVor 18 Tage
  • Why the infortament sucks? It's doesn't even have r that can record ur track time

    lordlance fk8lordlance fk8Vor 18 Tage
  • Golf 8 R....

    T5EverythingT5EverythingVor 18 Tage
  • You've got it wrong about the vents at the rear of the front wing. They do serve a purpose. The bonnet scoop channels air through specially mounted ducts attached under the bonnet lid to the vents that exit from the rear of the wing. In a previous review you also incorrectly stated that the bonnet scoop was for channeling air for the benefit of the engine, which it is not. On leaving the vents in the front wing, the air sticks to the smooth side of the car, aided by the side skirts until it gets to the rear wheel arch where the leading edge of the arch is deliberately raked steeply upwards in a straight line, instead of following the curve of the wheel, to feed the rear wing. While it does not create much down force it does actually generate some, which is also aided by the flat underside of the car channeling air to the diffuser, which does function by a small amount. Apart from the obvious false vents, such as the hideous monstrosities across the back of the car, most of the appendages are there to perform real aero purposes. The previous FK2 model, which in many ways was an exercise to try things subsequently developed for the above FK8, also utilised aerodynamic appendages that cancelled out lift, rather than create actual downforce. Nevertheless, it also had a flat and relatively smooth underside feeding a diffuser that had a function as did the rear wing.

    Steve PowerSteve PowerVor 18 Tage

    Shreyansh AgrawalShreyansh AgrawalVor 18 Tage
  • Removed Ac and Infotainment but left the rear seats in ... what logic is this

    somesh Jadhwanisomesh JadhwaniVor 19 Tage
  • Don’t get these, ugly, piss poor build quality and 320bhp yet only 5.6-5.9 seconds which is crap

    Alfs AwfulAlfs AwfulVor 19 Tage
  • Petition to bring back the CarWow stick of truth

    Woody SavageWoody SavageVor 19 Tage
  • Really? Still talking about looks? Many people love the looks, many people love the performances, many love both. This is an amazing car and my wife loves hers and so do I. Is it much easier for other manufacturers to copy the things people love and improve.... Much easier too to not add things some people don't want... I would rather the amazing original.

    TheKingkinggTheKingkinggVor 19 Tage
  • Removing AC & infotainment is a stupid dumb idea by honda

    Mr YaseenMr YaseenVor 19 Tage
  • (We all need to) Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven is at hand. If we acknowledge our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrongdoing. Jesus is coming ⏳.

    Ryan TaylorRyan TaylorVor 19 Tage
  • You mean we finally don't have to pay sticker or more for this model?

    Lickalot LickalotLickalot LickalotVor 19 Tage
  • pikachu!

    RaindropDrizzleRaindropDrizzleVor 19 Tage
  • Honda be like: Buy the limited edition! We’ve removed the radio for you and only costs you 2000 bucks more for this. #trekcor Actual guy who wants to use it on a track: Oh so it has fully adjustable Ohlins suspension and swaybars / tracklinks / front rear trailing arms / control arms equipped with a lightweight tubular aluminum rigid front and rear subframe and uprated engine / suspension mounts front and rear strutbars / and improved engine water coolers / oil coolers 2 piece brake rotors with composite pads? Honda: noooo none of those but we did remove the radio for you tho’

    Lastname FirstnameLastname FirstnameVor 19 Tage
  • *Traction control...

    Ауто камере Србија / Dash cams SerbiaАуто камере Србија / Dash cams SerbiaVor 19 Tage
  • becouse im over 40 years old,golf R enough for me

    Panji 77Panji 77Vor 19 Tage
  • What's the point of that rear spoiler? It's a FWD car isn't it?

    Mein NameMein NameVor 20 Tage
  • Removing airconditioning is dumb. Imagine going out with this on a hot trackday. You'd be opening the windows, slowing down the car.

    WH250398WH250398Vor 20 Tage
  • The other models where soooooooo slow and not loud this is better

    S PS PVor 20 Tage
  • My eyes hurt by just looking at it

    Dean BrownDean BrownVor 20 Tage
  • Great review the LE is awesome the side exits actually channels out the air coming from the hood scoop to reduce lift.

    therocker4lifetherocker4lifeVor 20 Tage
  • stopped watching at the screen loss and no aircon. shocking.

    scarfy1988scarfy1988Vor 20 Tage
  • Is there anything that is not fake apart from the wing?

    Dym0nDym0nVor 20 Tage
  • Honestly the part where Matt places his phone on the blank spot Makes me think of buying a 8 inch iPad or a Samsung Tab and a nice JBL Bluetooth speaker and have an overall better experience

    NithiSh JVJNithiSh JVJVor 20 Tage
  • Yellow civic? You must be poopoo.

    Lin the FelineLin the FelineVor 20 Tage
  • Is this Car available in India'

    Ashok ChhedaAshok ChhedaVor 20 Tage
  • Wow, removing the AC .. Even a 765lt has AC lmao

    Martin BerntsenMartin BerntsenVor 20 Tage
  • I'm sorry but this is ridiculous, so much compromise for 5.8 sec even more to 100, it's not worth it.

    tisho88tstisho88tsVor 21 Tag
  • When is Honda releasing the Electric Type R, with 2 sec faster time to 100km?

    Furyswe1Furyswe1Vor 21 Tag
  • Does a stick shift on the right looks as alien 👽 to you Brits as a stick on the left looks to us Yanks?

    Ragexmachina 1Ragexmachina 1Vor 21 Tag
  • why put 4 doors ?

    Aaron SahontaAaron SahontaVor 21 Tag
  • 3:05 makes me feel like Mat had other ideas while filming the video

    Raghu GopiRaghu GopiVor 21 Tag
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      Namrata ArawadeNamrata ArawadeVor 19 Tage
  • the spoiler will forever ruin this car for me it’s so disgusting and ugly

    ToastyMemesToastyMemesVor 21 Tag
  • vacuum cleaner😂😂

    JosechezzJosechezzVor 21 Tag
  • Trophy-r is cooler in my opinion

    putorickforeverputorickforeverVor 21 Tag
  • Mmm nothing that the GR Yaris cannot do, event better.

    Ricardo QERicardo QEVor 21 Tag
  • Stopped at Halfords on route.

    stu mainwaringstu mainwaringVor 21 Tag
  • Honda is the laughing stock of the automotive world now! Tesla will wipe the floor with Honda in the near future. And what's really sad is the Tesla Model 3 is cheaper and faster than the Honda. And a hell of a lot more fun! PS Tesla also has air conditioning and a radio.

    G MG MVor 21 Tag
  • Group Test it with the Tycan and Model S!!!

    Stephen ParrishStephen ParrishVor 21 Tag
  • The old Mitsubishi Evo 9 with a lightning fast DCT would vaporize the Type R!!!!

    Johnny FarranJohnny FarranVor 21 Tag
  • You're basically buying 20 inch wheels a fancy body kit and an over gloss paint job for $45,000 just get over it

    Johnny FarranJohnny FarranVor 21 Tag
  • Seriously, 45,000 dollars for front wheel drive???!!! Just buy a Nissan Z for 30k and I'm satisfied!! Way too much shit in the type R and frankly it's overpriced junk!!!

    Johnny FarranJohnny FarranVor 21 Tag
  • The type-r is totally overhyped man I've driven the Mitsubishi Evolution 9 and I can tell you right now that would blow the doors off that piece of s*** Civic Type R!!!!! Overpriced Junk

    Johnny FarranJohnny FarranVor 21 Tag
  • B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G h.o.T G.i.r.L's -L-o-V-e-S-e-X-..❤️⤵️ !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,.💖🖤 在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。.說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味食物煮的時候 1618588821

    lithung Lothalithung LothaVor 21 Tag
  • Oh man it looks gash 😂 seats look good though.

    JimJimVor 21 Tag
  • Mat is a nitpicking master

    AtlasHonda PakistanAtlasHonda PakistanVor 21 Tag
  • I’m hoping Honda offers awd for the upcoming Type R. I’m sure it will be a phenomenal car either way but awd would really allow Honda to hurt some feelings.

    Cg3Cg3Vor 21 Tag
  • I've got an FK8 and all I can say is believe the hype, it is all that and then some. Got mine in blue.

    Skullduggery SmilesSkullduggery SmilesVor 21 Tag
  • I'd prefer a well maintained DB8 GS-R with a Manual over this new Type R. Honda's old DOHC B-Series at WOT and 8K RPMs was a thing of beauty.

    Hasoon! MacaroonHasoon! MacaroonVor 21 Tag
  • hahaha this horn sounds like the one on my 50cc scooter

    de_Fatherlandde_FatherlandVor 21 Tag
  • Imagine James May driving this

    Kaushall NambiyarKaushall NambiyarVor 22 Tage
  • I'd definitely would buy this car....... if I had a gun to my head, a knife to my throat and a rope around my neck while getting thrown in a pound-me-in-the- ass prison!!!

    V12S65AMGV12S65AMGVor 22 Tage