First 2021 Honda Civic Type R in U.S. won via raffle, then auctioned for six figures

It’s hard to put a value on a special edition serial-number-001 hot hatch won in an online sweepstakes—but apparently about US$102,000 should do it

A limited-edition 2021 Honda Civic Kind R– the first to arrive in the united state– was simply cost US$ 102,000 using an online auction, after its owner had won it in an online drawing.

Yes, the fortunate sweep champion evidently logged just 16 miles (25 km) on the Civic Kind R Restricted Version when he detailed it on Bring a Trailer in October 2021.

The drawing was arranged by Omaze and also American Honda Electric motor Co. a couple of months ago, and saw greater than 40,000 people enter in an attempt to win the warm hatch. More than US$ 500,000 was increased by means of ticket sales to support the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), according to Carscoops.

The rare Civic model was # 001 of the 600 instances scheduled for sale in the U.S.

Painted in Phoenix Yellow, the Civic Type R Limited Edition designs come furnished with 20-inch forged BBS wheels finished in matte black as well as shod in 245/30 Michelin Pilot Sporting activity Cup 2 tires. The outside layout additionally includes a handful of red accents near the front and back splitters as well as side skirts.

Furthermore, the supplier got rid of the rear wiper, rear freight cover, as well as air conditioning vents. To make the auto lighter, it likewise removed a few of the insulation materials.

Why is this automobile so unique? Back in 2017, the Honda Civic Kind R established the front-wheel-drive production-car document around Germany’s Nürburgring, lapping the notorious 12.9-mile-long racetrack in 7 minutes as well as 43.8 secs.

That is, according to Auto & Driver, 3.39 seconds much faster than the limited-run Golf GTI Clubsport S; as well as 6.83 seconds quicker than the previous-generation Europe-market Civic Type R, which had actually held the record before the ’17.