The trend sees final production numbers for the Honda Civic Type R stopping around 50,000.
The Honda Civic Type R went through 20 years of progress before landing on U.S. shores. early Swindon production numbers saw 6,000 out of 13,000 CTRs earmarked for the United States. With added U.S. demand, the FK8 Honda Civic Type R is Honda’s most popular Type R yet.
Now that we’re on the cusp of a new Type R and with dealerships still throwing on added dealer markups, how many Honda Civic Type Rs did Honda end up producing?
Honda will end up producing around 50,000 Honda Civic Type Rs for the global market by the end of its production run.
This is excluding the LE Limited Editions.
Current data points
FK8Registry.com is the largest list of FK8 Honda Civic Type R owners anywhere. As of this writing, FK8 serial #45,200 is a 2021 Honda Civic Type R in Sonic Grey Pearl.
A call to find the highest serial number on a Facebook post from Honda Pro Jason has a 2021 Honda Civic Type R in Racing Blue Pearl with serial plate #46,606.
Someone in the comments also claims to have seen a handful of serial plates in the 47,200 range.
With four months left in 2021, it’s safe to assume Honda will wrap up production around 50,000 before the 5th iteration of the Honda Civic Type R drops.
Are Honda Civic Type R serial plates sequential?
A lengthy and exhaustive bit of research by CivicX.com member TinyMan392 revealed, while Honda Civic Type R serial plates are made sequentially, Honda produces them in batches of 8,000.
Serial plate numbers are assigned at random, pulled by production from a larger bin.
When badge numbers run low, Honda orders another run of 8,000. Or, in our case of 50,000, a last order of 2,000.
How many FK8 Honda Civic Type Rs were sold in the United States?
Honda has not released official numbers but, we can make an educated guess.
A CivicX.com member in the know snagged the first 17 months of sales numbers for US Civic Type Rs.
If we take out the first month as an outlier and assume the sales rate stays about the same, we can assume US dealers sell 344 Civic Type Rs a month.
Honda will end up selling 19,302 Honda Civic Type Rs in the United States by the end of 2021.
I’ll update my estimates as I get more hard data.