PETALING JAYA: Honda Malaysia presented the Civic Type R to the King as a gift in celebration of his birthday at a handover ceremony held at Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur.
The most powerful Honda model would be used as an escort car for the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah.
The RM330,000 car was crowned "Champion of Champions" in 2017.
“The Civic Type R claimed the title of ‘World’s Fastest Front-Wheel-Drive’ production car at Germany’s legendary Nurburgring race track when it was first introduced in 2017," said Honda Malaysia managing director and chief executive officer Toichi Ishiyama.
"This model is not only ideal to drive on track but also on the road as a daily commuter. On behalf of Honda Malaysia, I am truly honoured to present the Civic Type R to His Majesty The Yang di-Pertuan Agong for his daily use as an escort car.
"I am also pleased to present another Honda model - the Civic 1.5L VTEC Turbocharged Premium - to Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah as an escort car.”
The RM129,000 Civic is the top variant of the model and is one of three versions.