Honda Civic Type R Mugen Confirmed for Production

Mugen Euro today confirmed that it will debut a limited production of the Civic Type R Mugen, mostly thanks to the positive feedback received by the concept version released earlier this year. 20 hand-built cars will be launched in the UK, Mugen said, with production to be handled by the Northampton facility.

Thanks to new camshafts and a modified intake system, the 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine now develops 20 percent more power - 240 PS and 10 percent more torque.

"Each Type R Mugen will be an exclusive, hand-built race car for the road," says Hiroki Toyoda, Vice President of Mugen Euro. "When we launched the Civic Type RR saloon in Japan, we sold out of all 300 units in just six minutes. Given the interest we have already had from car enthusiasts in the UK and abroad, we hope to repeat that achievement."

"Mugen engineers pay incredible attention to detail, often measuring to one thousandth of a millimetre when tuning and rebuilding an engine, and this process typically takes approximately seven days of work," says Hiroki Toyoda.

Mugen will also offer an optional "Track Pack" that comprises features such as front Recaro seats, no rear seat bench for reduced weight, water and oil temperature/pressure gauges, data recording equipment, and track-ready road-legal tires.

"When our engineers aren’t building customer engines, they are at circuits with top level race and rally teams helping to manage and prepare race engines. We are very proud to bring our motorsport experience to the road with this high performance Honda engine, the very first time that a Mugen-tuned engine has ever been offered for use on the road in the UK."

The Honda Civic Type R Mugen will be priced at 38,599 British pounds.
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