Would you pay £137 for a red gear knob?
If you’re lucky enough to get ahold of a new Honda Civic Type R and want to dress up the hot hatch with some official accessories, then check out the pricey extras that Honda is offering customers in Japan.
Give the CTR some red accents by adding a three-piece garnish over the grille and upper part of the headlights for the equivalent of £222 (at current conversion rates). Honda also offers a replacement £1,183 carbon fibre rear wing with a crimson polyester weave for a dash of colour at the back. Buyers can also pick from Crystal Black Pearl or Red mirror covers for £103 each. A set of yellow LED fog lights go for £233.
As a replacement for the attractive stock wheels, Honda has a set of 18-inch forged pieces for £1,849. They are the same 8.5-inch width as the parts that come on the Type R.
Inside, you can spend a lot of money on accessories. An aluminium shift knob with red leather covering costs £137. The company also offers red-tinged carbon fibre trim for the dashboard (£333), centre console (£185), and door panels (£318). The company offers red LED accent lights for the footwell (£74), door pockets, and handles (combined £96).
In the UK, the CTR starts at £30,995. Its 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder produces 316bhp and 295lb-ft of torque. Only available gearbox is a six-speed manual because an automatic would allegedly make the hot hatch too heavy.