This is taken from the civic type r owners website:
The speculation can now stop (thank god).
From the new edition of Evo:
A stripped out hardcore version of the next generation Civic Type R was considered but eventually ruled out on the grounds that there wouldn't be enough customers. However, there is still the potential for a track focussed derivative, according to Mikio Suzuki, project leader for the new Type R.
And before everyone starts reading anything into that, it'll probably be like the track focused versions of the EK9 and DC5, so no equipment, no LSD, no carpets, no Momo, normal seats and steel wheels if the EK9 was anything to go by, as they put on these bits because they know they'll be thrown in the bin later for more expensive parts. The "Racing" DC5 was similar, though retained the Recaros and alloys. Both were only sold in Japan.
it's also unlikely there will be an even more hyper version of the car. "Boosting power (currently 197bhp) would be a key aspect of that sort of car, but as the engine is already very efficient, we would have to change many, many other things. That would have implications for fuel consumption, and at Honda we're very proud of our green credentials" he said.
In terms of ride and handling, Suzuki cites the fact that the Civic has done so much teesting in Europe as helping to "mature" the Type R. He also says the latest regular Civic provides a much better base to work from than the last model.
"We wanted to keep to the original philosophy of the Type R- it should be like driving a race car on the circuit. So instead of focussing on sheer powerwe looked at the higher level dynamics, where every element needs to be outstanding and lead towards an exhilerating driving experience."
Looks like the track version will only be sold over in europe in LHD......