2017 Honda Civic Type R priced from $33,900 — VIN 01 model sold for $200,000

More proof that patience pays off most of the time

If being the very first person in the world to own an all-new 2017 Honda Civic Type R wasn't your thing, you may have saved quite a lot of money.

While the 2017 Honda Civic Type R VIN 01 sold for $200,000 on BringATrailer.com, according to official pricing released by the automaker for the U.S. market, the same car (albeit with a different Vehicle Identification Number) starts at $33,900 (excluding a $875 destination charge).

The hot hatch is available in a single Touring trim level that features a comprehensive standard equipment. It includes LED daytime running lights, headlights and fog lamps, a multi-angle rearview camera with guidelines, an Indirect Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Smart Entry and Push Button Start, Hill Start Assist, and Walk Away Door Locking.

Inside, the Civic Type R offers a standard Android-powered 7-inch capacitive touchscreen Display Audio interface with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a 540-watt 12-speaker audio system, Sirius XM, Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System, an Electric Parking Brake, and more.

With 306 horsepower from a turbocharged i-VTEC 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the latest Civic Type R is the most powerful production Honda ever sold in the U.S. and the very first Type R-badged model officially on sale in the country. It's also the FWD king of the Nürburgring.

The engine delivers 306 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque from 2,500-4500 rpm. It's hooked to a short-throw six-speed manual transmission with helical limited slip differential. You can read more about its performance here.

U.S. sales of the 2017 Civic Type R have begun on June 14.