In Japanese the word Mugen means unlimited, it is also the name of Honda’s factory racing branch. Doing what they do best, the in house tuners are working their magic on the current generation of Honda’s econobox in order to create the hottest front wheel drive four door of all time, the Mugen Type RR. This factory tuned Civic will compete with vehicles like the Ford Focus RS and the Renault Mégane R26R. The Mugen badged rice rocket will go on sale this fall and will be produced in a limited series.
For around $60,000 you will get a 240 HP worth of Honda V-Tec, a tuned suspension, a body kit covered with bits of carbon fiber and a stripped-out interior. Despite the scarce interior, new car buyers will be able to choose from a few different levels of personalization straight off the showroom floor.
This vehicle is on a level that most Honda’s wish to be at, full of JDM street credit and a race tuned engine, the RR shouldn’t even wear the name Civic. Unfortunately in this case, “unlimited” is referring to the car’s potential and not to its production run.