Honda Civic Type R Mugen concept shows even more hardcore hatch

Set for unveiling at Tokyo Auto Salon, could this be the quickest Type R ever?

The Honda Civic Type R Mugen concept shows an even more hardcore take on the already extreme hot hatchback. Set for unveiling at the Tokyo Auto Salon, details on the car still remain scarce.

What can be gathered from pictures is the various exterior modifications Mugen has made to the Type R. The front splitter is even more aggressive, while the rear arches are wider. The vents above the front arches are gone and the quad exhaust pipes have been replaced with just one.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and SAVE 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £20!

The rear wing is a GT3 RS-style lightweight affair, while the wheel design has changed and the bodywork has been daubed in various Mugen badges.

> Read our Honda Civic Type R review here

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

Traditionally Mugen Civics feature equally outlandish engine upgrades, but details on any mechanical changes are still under wraps. Based on the previous gen FN2 Mugen, which brought power on a standard Type R up from 198bhp to 237bhp, you can expect Focus RS-rivalling performance stats from this concept.

The last Mugen Civic Type R was an extremely limited production run vehicle, with only 20 ever making their way to the UK. We tested the car against the Championship White Civic Type R and were suitably impressed. For those interested, you can read that here.

The Tokyo Auto Salon will kick off on the 15th of January, so you can expect more details on the Mugen Type R concept then.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/mercedes-cla45-amg-hatchback/22953/mercedes-amg-cla-45-s-coupe-uk-review
Mercedes CLA45 AMG hatchback

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S coupe UK review

The more stylish version of eCoty 2019’s bronze medallist is as impressive on UK roads as it was overseas
28 Mar 2020
Visit/nissan/202389/this-nissan-juke-r-can-be-yours-for-719579
Nissan Juke R

This Nissan Juke-R can be yours for $719,579

Near-700bhp Nissan special project Juke-R goes up for sale in Germany 
30 Mar 2020
Visit/ferrari/f40/6214/ferrari-f40-review-history-prices-and-specs
Ferrari F40

Ferrari F40 – review, history, prices and specs

Despite having a turbocharged V8 instead of a normally aspirated V12, the F40 is often regarded as the greatest-ever Ferrari road car
21 Mar 2020
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019