Honda Civic Type RHonda has opened ordering for the new 2015 Type R hot hatch – even though neither an official on sale date nor a price have been announced.

Indeed, specifications and performance of the new hot Honda have not even been revealed… despite this, Honda says “unprecedented demand” has forced it to open the order lists.

Buyers can thus from today place an order for the new Type R at Honda UK dealers, provided they have £3000 for a deposit as well.

Whetting their appetites, Honda has said it will be “the most extreme and high-performing Type R in the 22 year history of the red ‘H’ badge.”

It’s been developed and engineered for European drivers, adds Honda, which is promising: seemingly continuous spy shots of it testing around the Nurburgring suggest the firm is not underplaying this.

But what about that crucial question, its Nurburgring Nordchleife lap time? Again, for that, we must wait for 2015.

For those certain it’s already a Renaultsport Megane 280 Trophy R-beating record holder, best get down to your dealer double-quick to join the waiting list.

The fact Honda has already closed pre-ordering for the new NSX, despite similarly scant vital information being available for that, suggests spaces won’t be open for long…