In Japanese the word Mugen means unlimited, it is also the name of Honda’s in house racing branch that brought us the ultimate Mugen Type RR. Doing what they do best, the factory backed tuners are taking their big winged Civic Type R a bit further to create the special edition Honda Civic Type R Mugen 200 in celebration of their 2010 (BTCC) British Touring Car Championship racing efforts and will compete with vehicles like the Ford Focus RS and the Renault Mégane R26R off the track.
Destined exclusively for the British isles when it goes on sale this April, all 200 examples of the limited edition Civic Type R are covered in a Championship White finish accented with gloss black mirror covers and features exclusive Mugen equipment like bespoke front and rear bumpers with lower hanging side skirts, 19 inch alloy wheels, Mugen badges and Limited Edition number plaque and the all important (LSD) Limited Slip Differential.
Press release after the jump.
An enhanced, limited edition Civic Type R featuring exclusive MUGEN equipment will go on sale through Honda dealers in the UK in April. Inspired by MUGEN Euro’s high-performance Type R, the MUGEN 200 is fitted with unique body parts, wheels and badges to give it stand-out looks. As its name suggests, only 200 of the special Type R models will be made.
On top of the standard features of the Swindon-built Type R (which of course, include Honda’s 201PS, screaming i-VTEC engine) the MUGEN 200 will boast the following:
- Exclusive MUGEN front and rear bumpers with skirts
- 19-inch alloy wheels in ‘Lightning’ design
- MUGEN rear badge
- MUGEN Limited Edition number plaque
- Limited Slip Differential
- Championship White exterior paint
- Gloss black door mirrors
A range of tuning parts, to further enhance the chassis dynamics of the Type R, will also be available as dealer fit options.
The order bank for the MUGEN 200 opens in March, when prices will also be announced.
This limited edition Type R continues the association between Honda (UK) and MUGEN Euro – the Northampton-based subsidiary of Honda’s long standing tuning partner MUGEN. Last year, MUGEN used its 36 years of experience and engineering expertise gained at the forefront of global motorsport, to further develop the Type R, and create the Civic Type R MUGEN of which just 20 units will be made. For more information, visit www.typermugen.com
Original MUGEN tuning parts available
From April, a network of Honda dealers will also offer an exclusive range of original MUGEN tuning parts for Type R owners to use to modify their own cars – both used and new. These parts will be available to buy from a number of selected dealers across the UK, and will offer a range of tuning and cosmetic parts, including sports suspension upgrades, lightweight wheels and interior trim. A list of the MUGEN partner dealerships will soon be available at www.honda.co.uk
BTCC team launched
The limited edition car also celebrates the launch of Honda’s BTCC team for 2010, continuing its long-standing relationship with Team Dynamics. The team will compete in two Civics – which will feature a similar White and Black colour scheme to the MUGEN 200 cars. More details will be announced before the first race of the season, which is at Thruxton on 4 April.