Not only have 2018 Honda Civic Type Rs started to arrive in the United States but deliveries have also commenced in the Great White North and unsurprisingly, some dealerships and owners are looking to cash in on demand for the Japanese hot hatch.
Listed on Auto Trader, the Civic Type R in question is allegedly being sold by a private seller but considering the pictures posted are straight from the showroom floor, we wouldn’t be surprised if a dealer was behind the listing.
The Civic has been listed as “used” but has just 8 km on the clock, essentially making it a brand new unit available for immediate delivery. With an asking price of $81,995, a prospective owner will be able to jump the cue and get behind the wheel of the latest and greatest front-wheel drive car almost immediately but the price is almost exactly double that of the car’s $40,890 MSRP.
It is hard to imagine why someone would pay so much for a Honda Civic but the first Type R in America did recently sell for $200,000 at auction, a truly frightening figure and perhaps suggesting that this $82k example could find a new home quite swiftly.
On paper, the new Civic Type R is pretty impressive but certainly doesn’t have $82,000 worth of performance. It receives its grunt from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and can reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.7 seconds. With a 7 minute and 43.8 second lap time around the Nurburgring, it is also a record holder for the fastest front-wheel drive production car at the famed German track but once again we’ll ask, is all of that really worth $82,000? We don’t think so.