After huge interest from the UK and overseas, Mugen has announced it will hand-build up to 20 of its road-legal race cars. The famous tuner of Honda engines will produce the cars at its Northampton base, where customers will meet the Mugen engineers and customise their car to suit their personal needs. As engine tuning is Mugen’s speciality you would also expect a special engine too. And there is one. A 2 litre i-VTEC engine with new camshafts and a modified intake system to give a power increase of 20% to 236bhp and a 10% boost to torque. The extra power is put onto the road with a limited slip diff, and the handling has also been revised with new springs and a completely new set-up. The car is also being offered with a ‘Track Pack’ which includes front Recaro seats, removal of the rear seat bench, road-legal track tyres, water and oil gauges and data recording equipment. Mugen has set the price of the Civic Type R at £38,599 and insists this price includes an ‘unparalleled purchasing experience’ where the package will be tailored to the individual customers, supposedly similar to a race car build. Mugen will also paint every car in Honda’s championship white, as a celebration of Honda and Mugen’s racing history. ‘When we launched the Civic Type RR saloon in Japan, we sold out of all 300 units in just six minutes,’ says Hiroki Toyoda VP, of Mugen Euro.
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