Mugen To Build Honda Civic Type R Prototype
Honda Civic Type R MUGEN prototype
5th July, 2009
MUGEN EURO Co., Ltd has confirmed the development of a
highly-tuned Honda Civic Type R 'MUGEN' concept prototype road car, using the same powertrain as the
Civic MUGEN RR saloon launched in 2007 in Japan.
The car is being developed in Japan by MUGEN EURO – England's Northampton-based subsidiary of
Honda’s long standing tuning partner MUGEN – and will be brought to the UK for testing later in the
year. At this stage, the car is being prepared purely as a prototype model.
To enhance the performance of the already-impressive Civic Type R, MUGEN EURO will tune Honda’s
2.0-litre i-VTEC engine to produce more power and torque, as well as developing the brakes, exhaust
and suspension. Externally, the Civic will take on an even more aggressive appearance, with a new
aerodynamic package including a larger rear boot spoiler.
“In standard trim, the Civic Type R is a thrilling machine to drive,” said Hiro Toyoda,
Vice President of MUGEN EURO. “It is a fantastic base model from which we hope to develop one of
the quickest point to point front-wheel-drive road cars in the country.”
There are currently no plans for a production model.