Japanese tuner Mugen is known for creating some of Honda's coolest versions, and for developing performance components that offer a tangible difference. The company has even worked hand in hand with Honda before developing production cars such as the rare 2008 Mugen Si. We love creations like that, but this specific Civic Type R concept car is a little harder to swallow.
Mugen calls it the RC20GT, and it is based on the current Type R. Yes, there are performance improvements, but we have to talk about the appearance that has to begin. Many people will never give the normal Type R at the time of the day because of the wild, race car design that Honda imposed on him. If we look at this, we can not say that it is a big improvement. The grille is much, much worse. The sides of the front bumper look like eight different people drawing lines in turn. However, all the fake air vents? Away. We appreciate that, but Mugen has done a whole job of bodywork instead.
In the rear, the tri-tipped, trick outlet is replaced by a rather reticent pipe – that pipe accidentally leads back to a full titanium exhaust. The bumper we complained about earlier is made of carbon fiber, with the side skirts and the new wing that follows. We love the new 20-inch forged wheels. A "pro-spec" adjustable suspension is added, along with better brakes and bucket seats with sporting harnesses. Although you are wondering about how Mugen has succeeded in making a better braking system than Honda in that car.
The power remains the same, but 306 hp and 295 kg of torque is enough to handle the front wheels. Keep in mind that this is a draft design, so from now on you will not see any Civics flying around with this … face. To see this Mugen, you have to go to the Tokyo Auto Salon, where Mugen has a few other custom cars, such as a Mugen Insight and CR-V on the stand.