World famous Japanese tuner Mugen, have prepared the Honda Civic Type-R Hatchback for launch in the European car tuning market. From the factory it comes with a four cylinder 2.0 liter i-VTEC engine producing 200 horsepower, however earlier speculation has it at 240 hp. The Euro-spec Honda Civic Type-R is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, and like most other Honda cars it’s front wheel drive. Mugen has dramatically modified this Civic however, using carbon fiber pieces for the new aero kit. The aerodynamic kit for the Type R consists of a new front bumper, front lip, and blacked out grille. Moving down the side of the car are redesigned side skirts leading to the custom rear bumper, diffuser, and an aftermarket exhaust on the Honda Civic. A new hood with dual air vents and a raised mid-section was also installed. Complimenting the body kit are gunmetal alloy wheels on all fours, and they match the body work of the Mugen Honda Civic Type-R Hatchback.
When comparing the Mugen model to the European bone stock Honda Civic Type-R, you notice several differences between the rear wing, rear bumper, and exhaust ports. The blacked out grille in the front also adds to the list of cosmetic changes by Mugen. The UK-spec pricing for the Type R could cost anywhere from 40,000-50,000 euros and it is expected to be released this summer. More information should come soon about the Mugen Honda Civic Type-R Hatchback in the near future.