Last of the Mugen Honda Civic R-type


The U.S. may never get to see the Honda Civic R-type, and adding to the pain, Honda has just decided to bid farewell to the model. And its ‘good-bye’ present to all the hardcore enthusiasts is the revision of the remaining units of the Civic R-type from last year.

According to Hiro Toyoda, vice-president of MUGEN Euro, “Environmental pressures mean naturally aspirated engines are rapidly being superseded by other engine architectures and technologies.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”.

Mugen has announced that is it revising the 2.0-liter Type R Civic from last year to a turbocharged 2.2-liter four-cylinder motor. The revised engine is said to produce about 256 horsepower and nearly 180 pound-feet of torque. In addition, an upgrade suspension along with brakes and a new aero kit will be added as well.

Of the 20 cars from 2010, four still remain in the hands of the Mugen company, and it plans to equipped those cars with the revised 2.2-liter engine. In addition, Mugen is considering  to offer an upgrade package to existing owners with the 2.0-liter car.