Unfortunately, only a few will get a chance at buying one, as Honda's tuning division will not turn the Type R into a production series, but will release only a limited number of the thing.
Based on the UK-spec three-door hatch Type R, the Mugen Type R is said to develop, from its 2.0l VTEC engine, some 240 bhp. Unlike the body of the car, the unit will be that seen on the Japanese spec Civic Type R saloon. Some other performance enhancements are to be expected, but details are absent at this point.
Mugen will also take its shot at the exterior and interior of the Type R. Carbon fiber will most likely be seen here and there in the body kit, while the interior will be stripped down and turned into a two seater.
For the UK, the Mugen Type R is expected to cost starting from £35,000 to £40,000. The Type R could make for an important step for Mugen in the UK, as it already bought a facility in Northamptonshire - for a Mugen facility, perhaps?
Quite a difference, compared to the regular Type R, but compare it for yourself. The Civic type R, introduced in 2007, is powered by a 2.0l engine, developing 201 hp and 193 Nm of torque. It reaches sixty in 6.6 seconds and tops at 146 mph (235 km/h).