Helping things along are new two-piece brake rotors and brake pads, designed to improve high-speed braking efficiency.
New standard features for the Type R includes a tyre pressure monitoring system, a wireless charger, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, and a redesigned shift knob with shorter throws.
Also making its way to the hottest Civic yet is Active Sound Control, which selectively and electronically pipes noise into the interior according to which of the car's three driving modes it's in: Comfort, Sport, or +R.
Beyond these changes, things stay the same under the hood: the fire-breathing 2.0-litre, VTEC Turbo four-cylinder mill still makes 310 PS and 400 Nm, sending power to the front wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.
Closer to Malaysia, you can still buy one - but only via special order. Prices are only upon application (somewhere around RM 330k), but be quick as the plant that makes them closes in July.
That isn't the end of the red 'R' saga however. Honda has confirmed that the 11th-gen Civic Type R is in the works, possibly the last one to feature a petrol engine before the brand goes full EV.
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