Last year, Honda Malaysia presented the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong with a Honda Civic Type R FK8 as his escort car. The car is now officially registered and social media users can’t stop swooning over it when photos of it on duty surfaced on the internet.
The Civic Type R escort car was a gift to His Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda The Yang di-Pertuan Agong XVI Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Musta'in Billah in celebration of his birthday last year in September.
It is easy to distinguish the Civic escort car from the other Honda Civic FC pulling duty as PDRM patrol cars. Not only because it is a Type R FK8 but also from the different livery compared to the standard PDRM Civic.
So, if you see that same number plate (VBE 1427) on a Type R FK8 for sale, you know who it once belonged to.