Civic Type R Mugen just got hotter

Mugen have again worked their magic on the Honda Civic Type R.

ALREADY one of the hottest and most exclusive hatches around, Honda’s Civic Type R Mugen has been given extra power.
The Type R Mugen made its debut last year in a limited edition run just just 20 of the hand-built machines.
And now the team at Mugen Euro has done its stuff again by turning out another special with greater power and torque.
The car’s capacity has been increased to 2,156cc leading to the car being called the Type R Mugen 2.2.
Power has increased by 20PS to 260PS and the extra torque can be accessed through the full rev range, both of which are up 30 per cent on the standard Type R.
With the added Mugen tweaks of sports suspension, uprated brakes and an upgraded bodykit, could this be the ultimate Type R?
The Northampton-based engineering team made the new model as a tribute to the Honda K20 2-litre petrol engine, which is no longer made in Japan. The engine has been at the heart of everything Mugen Euro has done since it was formed in 2006. They have built or tuned almost 400 of the engines for race and rally drivers worldwide.
Hiro Toyoda, vice-president of MUGEN Euro, said: “Environmental pressures mean naturally aspirated engines are rapidly being superseded by other engine architectures and technologies. We may never see the like of the K20 in a mainstream production car again, so felt it only fitting we mark the occasion with this special 2.2 version of the Honda Civic Type R.”

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