Sales of the Honda Civic Type R will end this October, as the car’s 2.0-litre engine does not comply with forthcoming Euro V emissions regulations.

However, to celebrate sales of over 12,000 units of the hot hatch, Honda is bringing together fans of its high performance Type R cars at a special event at Silverstone this month (22 August).

  • Type R owners’ celebration for Red H-badged cars
  • Offer launched for new Type R buyers with savings of up to £2,230
  • End of current Civic Type R sales in the UK

The celebration of the famous ‘Red H’ badge coincides with the latest rounds of the British Touring Car Championship, featuring Matt Neal and Gordon Shedden in the Honda Racing Team.

As well as watching the thrilling tin top racing on the Northamptonshire circuit, enthusiasts from the biggest Honda owners’ clubs in the UK will get the chance to experience the track for themselves in a ‘Lap of Honour’ to commemorate the Type R. An exclusive Type R Only Car Park will also be available for those Honda drivers attending the event, and each attendee will be able to enjoy Honda’s ‘Dreamfields’ hospitality throughout the day.

The celebration at Silverstone marks the news that UK sales of the current Civic Type R are drawing to a close. Production of the hot hatch for the UK market will end in October 2010, with sales ending during December, due to forthcoming Euro V emissions regulations.

Over 12,000 of this generation of Civic Type R have been sold in the UK since its introduction in January 2007. Production of the 3-door Civic Type R will continue at Honda’s factory in Swindon, to supply other markets further afield, such as Australia and South Africa.

With the end of this generation of Type R in sight, Honda is using the Silverstone event to launch a new offer for all new Civic Type R customers. Buyers of the high-revving hot hatch can now benefit from significantly lower OTR prices and a competitive finance deal to make paying monthly easier.

The Type R GT is now available at £19,495 – that’s a sizeable customer saving of £2,230. And the new PCP finance offer of 5.9% (over 43 months) means a Type R could cost as little as £235 a month, with a 30% deposit.

The offer covers the Type R GT, Type R LSD and Type R MUGEN 200 models, and runs from now until 29 September, 2010.