This Is A $90,000 Honda Civic Type R

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Tuned by Mugen, this is no ordinary Civic.

The Honda Civic Type R has long been one of our favorite hot hatches for its handling ability, long before the turbocharged version arrived with incredible power. Recently, we covered an EK9 Civic Type R that sold for more than $70,000, but it was easy to justify the price because of its super low mileage and iconic engine. This shape, however, is the middle child that was never fully accepted by JDM fans. But if you add the word "Mugen" to any sentence, Honda fanboys will begin visibly gushing. This particular Civic Type R happens to be one of the hallowed Mugen variants that was limited to just 20 examples, and, of course, it's not cheap.

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Contempo Concept

This one is going for the equivalent of a whopping $90,000, and is the last of all 20 examples ever built by Honda. However, it wears the number 21, which is presumably because of superstition as number 13 was never brought into this world. As the images show, it's no ordinary Type R and features a unique hood, body kit and lightweight forged wheels, just like the latest limited-edition Type R. Other changes beneath the surface include a new stainless steel exhaust system, and upgrades to the pistons, camshafts, intake system, and ECU, for more power. As usual, Championship White paint finishes the look.

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Beyond the car's rarity, the high asking price is also due to its mileage, which is at a little over 17,000 kilometers or around 11,000 miles. The car is being sold in Hong Kong, and that's the biggest factor behind the astronomical asking price. See, in Hong Kong, a "First Registration Tax" can add almost $30k to the price of a new Type R, and other cars are no different. If this car were to be sold in Japan, for example, the price would undoubtedly be lower. Still, whatever the reason, this generation of the Type R was never as good as the new model, especially not when it comes to lap times, but for every willing seller, there's a willing buyer too.

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