Have you been eagerly waiting for the confirmation of how much your new Honda Civic Type R will cost you? Wait no longer as Honda has announced that the current Nurburgring record holder will start at £30,995 when it launches in July.

A Whole New Model For Not A Lot More Cash

Somehow Honda has only managed to add a smidgen of additional price to the new car at £795 more than the outgoing model. Also, Honda claims that an average PCP deal could be as little as £299 per month over three years if you put down enough deposit.

The next model up in the range is the Type R GT which will start at £32,995 (£495 more than the old outgoing Civic GT) , for your extra cash you get navigation, an upgraded sound system, dual-zone climate control, and blind-spot monitoring among many extras. 

Buying A Nurburgring Record Holder

The new Type R comes with a 316bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged motor and a six-speed manual with rev-matching, multi-link rear suspension, and adaptive dampers so you can live out your Nurburgring hero dreams to your heart’s content. In theory, the factory car should be capable of setting a blistering 7:43.8 time around the ring, just don’t expect Honda to honor the factory warranty if you do though.

So, do you want a new Type R or are you still lusting after one of its rivals? The five-door VW Golf R is £32,695 – more than the Civic, but it has all-wheel drive. Again, it’s a similar story with the hot hatch king the Ford Focus RS which starts at £32,265. You should also consider the five-door Seat Leon Cupra which costs a few quid less at £30,455.

Never has it been a better time to be in the market for a super fast hot hatch as buyers are spoilt for choice. The final question is, can the new Renault Megane RS spoil the party, we shall wait and see.