In fact, pre-orders haven't even opened yet.
The 2020 Honda Civic Type R debuted at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. Along with a new color called Boost Blue, the 2020 model receives revised styling, an updated interior, more safety technology, increased performance, and improved cooling. There will also be a "toned down" variant with a lower wing called Sport Line, though it will not be available in the United States.
Along with the 2020 facelift, Honda also announced a limited edition variant that will arrive as a 2021 model. Called simply the Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition, it will be produced in a small batch of just 1,000 units worldwide, all painted in Phoenix Yellow. Only 100 of these cars will be sold in Europe and several reports claim the 20 cars bound for the UK market have already been claimed. So, what about the US market cars?
CarBuzz reached out to Honda to see if the US allotment of cars was also sold out. Honda "hasn't priced the car yet, so we haven't given the dealers the tools they need to take pre-orders," a spokesperson told CarBuzz. "It's worth noting that we're receiving about half as many cars as we have dealers in the US, so not every dealer will get the chance to sell one."
There are currently around 1,200 Honda dealerships in the US and only around 600 Type R Limited Edition cars will be coming stateside, so this clearly creates a dilemma in terms of allocating cars. Each of the cars will contain a plaque on the center console displaying its # out of 600.
Even the standard Civic Type R doesn't sit on dealer lots for very long and is still selling at or above MSRP despite being on the market since 2018. So if you want one of the Limited Edition cars, you are going to have to act quickly before the 600 cars are scooped up or arrive at dealer lots with a markup.
"Honda hasn't opened pre-sales for the LE in the US yet, but we suggest that you let your dealer know soon if you want the chance to buy one," the spokesperson recommended. It will be tough to secure one at MSRP but if you act early enough, it might be doable.