Honda Releases Type R Exclusive Look Video

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    Can anyone please explain the expected cost to me. I'm legitimately baffled.


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    Whats it going to cost your to buy the Type R? Upwards of $35,000 plus it depends on the dealer mark up....
     
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    Upwards? I would expect that as an MSRP at a minimum.
     
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    Yeah, I've got a buddy at a Honda Dealership. I'm trying to wrap my head around that price point. It just doesn't make sense.


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    I guess you can put a price on being exclusive. How many do you think will be sold in the average large city? That and the sheer amount of r&d that went into this car.

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    ..still don't get it.


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    like you think it should be less $, or what specifically don't you get?
     
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    Practicality wise? Well, it's not a practical car.
     
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    Yeah. It's the price point that's really bugging me. Why would anyone choose this over an AWD Competitor for the same price?
    I'm not knocking the car, not one bit, I just feel it should be sub $30k.


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    I think the biggest issue will be msrp + pricing. Like dealers adding 2-5 grand over msrp because of the "rarity". A number of dealers have claimed they may only get 1 in the first year.
     
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    They would choose it because Honda. Some people just have loyalties to a certain car or brand.
     
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    Useless street car?
     
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    Ah yeah the sidewall is really small. From my calculations it'd just be 3" tall.
     
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    It looks like the US Spec Type-R is rated at 306bhp and the Euro Spec at 316bhp since they are both tuned/mapped at different octane ratings. 95 Octane vs 98 Octane.

    Mechanically, they are both exactly the same.
     
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    Because I can get 95 octane at any gas station locally
     
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