As announced earlier this year, Honda is coming close to ending sales and production of the Civic Type R. To celebrate the end of the ‘Red H’ badge, Honda is bringing together fans of its high performance Type R cars at a special event at Silverstone this month on Aug 22.
“The celebration at Silverstone marks the news that UK sales of the current Civic Type R are drawing to a close,” Honda said in a statement. “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.”
Honda has sold over 12,000 of this generation of Civic Type R in the UK since its introduction in January 2007. The Japanese automaker said that 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.