Honda Civic Type R by Mugen is Bonkers

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If the standard Honda Civic Type R is not quite hardcore enough for you then perhaps you should consider this bonkers upgrade from Japanese tuner, Mugen. 

In standard guise, the Honda Civic Type R’s styling is far from subtle and the chaps at Japanese tuning firm, Mugen, have gone to work to create a radical upgrade for the Civic Type R. 

First shown in 2019 as the RC20GT concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon, Mugen has revealed the production version of its upgrade for the Honda Civic Type R.

The styling modifications are extensive and include a new front splitter, reworked air intakes and notably a carbon fibre bonnet with vents and uniquely-styled side mirrors. The Mugen Civic Type R rides on specially-developed 20-inch black and silver wheels and the look of the car is enhanced with extended side skirts which add visual width. 

The taillights feature a unique light graphic and the Mugen has opted for a dual tailpipe setup (as opposed to the 3 tailpipes seen on a standard Civic Type R) set in a new rear diffuser. A custom rear wing is also fitted, adding to the excessively aggressive styling of this modified Civic Type R.    

The interior gains a striped Recaro bucket seats with an Alcantara finish as well as a leather and carbon fibre combination steering wheel and an aluminium gear shift lever.

The engine has remained unchanged with the 2.0-litre turbopetrol engine churning out 228 kW and 400 Nm of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission directs power to the front wheels. 

Do you like the look of the Mugen Civic Type R or do you think it’s way over the top? 

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