Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tokyo Auto Salon 2016: MUGEN Brings Out A More Extreme Honda Civic Type-R

Honda’s Civic Type-R isn’t for the faint of heart already thanks to its 300-horsepower, front-wheel drive configuration. However, for Japanese tuner MUGEN, it doesn’t seem crazy enough. At the Tokyo Auto Salon, they showed off a more extreme version of the Civic Type-R with the menacing Civic Type-R MUGEN.

Shown as a prototype, the Civic Type-R MUGEN gains a body kit that’s lairer than the standard Type-R. It gains a new front bumper, touring car style front and side skirts, and a large (but lightweight) rear wing. Forged MUGEN wheels and the requisite badging complete the transformation.

Though no performance enhancements were indicated at the show, the Civic Type-R MUGEN does swap the quad exhaust system for a large single pipe system which should at least put down more power from the already potent 306 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

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