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Here's a video from the Civic Type R Concept at the Paris Auto Show. Looks seriously good, love the colour (brushed smoked aluminum?) paired with the Carbon accents and subtle red pinstriping. The hood actually looks quite nice.

 

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Love that brushed metal finish, super cool. If they offered it, even as a premium color option it'd be like nothing else on the road.
 

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Definitely looks gorgeous. I think if they would have put this in any other color, it wouldn't have the same wow effect as this does. It looks very sinister
 

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A championship white I think is a needed colour for when it comes out. A classic hit of a colour that everyone will love !
 

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If they expect the type R to go for 30,000 quid, then that's around $38k usd. If only it was more affordable, but those ponies don't come cheap.
 

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Using $38k USD as a ballpark figure is good, but could be in the $40-$44k range as well. Then we tie in the taxes and other stupid charges and we're stuck with an even uglier number lol
 

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Using $38k USD as a ballpark figure is good, but could be in the $40-$44k range as well. Then we tie in the taxes and other stupid charges and we're stuck with an even uglier number lol
I highly doubt it's going to be much over $30k starting out. If we compare like models from the UK to here (fit/HRV/etc) the conversion rates are not exact conversions. They don't just convert the UK pricing to USD directly, honda comes up with an independent price for that market.

Given that the Type R has less power and FWD compared to the cars it'll be cross shopped with, and even those cars start under $40k i'd give the Type R around $32-35k starting, anymore than that and even the hardcore fanboys will be looking at ford or VW with more power/AWD instead, not to mention entry level luxury cars.
 

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uh...that probably will be sticker price...not selling price. if it's in fact limited...and looks anything remotely like the pictures we have been shown...dealers that actually have one will be selling for far more than sticker.

i've seen i think one focus RS......which i'm assuming these type R's will be very few and rarely seen on the streets
 

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uh...that probably will be sticker price...not selling price. if it's in fact limited...and looks anything remotely like the pictures we have been shown...dealers that actually have one will be selling for far more than sticker.

i've seen i think one focus RS......which i'm assuming these type R's will be very few and rarely seen on the streets
True, but at the same time i see Golf R pretty frequently, alot more common than the Focus RS... so it just depends on where honda wants to position the Type R... if they're smart they'll undercut the price of the GolfR and Focus RS and position the Type R as a more powerful competition to the Focus ST and other cars like that, unless the new Si gets a significant power bump over the 9th gen and can rise to the occasion, then it won't really matter if the Type R is limited and sold with insane markups.

As desireable as the Type R is for some people the Si is the more liveable and accessible option compared to the track oriented Type R that has an extremely limited market and limited daily driver livability as is anyway compared to its more user friendly Golf R and RS competition... The Type R exists in a very specific class of car where it has the output of AWD hot hatches, but lacks AWD, but is noteably more powerful than it's FWD competition.
 

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That frequency of the Golf R helps when it comes to someone that wants to customize and personalize what ever vehicle they plan to go with since the same might not be said for the Focus hatch just yet. Plus the wait for aftermarket parts with a new product like the RS is going to be a while.
 

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but, thinking that the RS is a performance version of an already existing set-up (focus hatchback been out since 2012)...think most go fast upgrades would already be available. braces, pedals, mounts, CAI, exhaust, stickers, labels, seat covers, blinker fluids, LED's etc.
 
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