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2010 Honda Civic Type R Mugen 200

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.

Press release

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.




11 comments:

Dude, you are actually bragging about a car that makes 142lb-ft? My god, I think I better go find another website to post on. Go have fun with that 142lb-ft. Say hi to your other "rice" friends who hang out at the Wal-Mart parking lot for me.

I would like to have this car based on its look alone and then because of its exclusivity.

I’m somewhat disappointed. The 93 civic eg6 si-r made 170hp stock. Add an exhaust; headers, intake and some injectors and you got 200hp. For 3000$ + 2000$ of mods you can have the same power as the new civic with 800 pounds less weight.

What the hell are these guys smoking? I’ll keep my money thanks.

what a waste! i think Honda should focus on how to improve their interior and exterior designs and most of all the engines capability!Because the competitor is much better!

The latest Honda Civic comes highly recommended thanks to its clever interior, sharp design and wide range of models. It is also the most radically designed Civic to date, inside and out.

This is the coolest model of civic, the spoiler and the semi-Hatchback style of this car really make it cool.

I just want too take a second look on this one. The more I look at it the more it became marvelous.

Honda of Europe should be slapped for even badging this car as a Type R as it’s certainly not worthy of the badge. The rear suspension is a beam axle and the engine is the same as the USDM Civic Si. How’s this a Type R?

Yeah Mugen “unlimited” that’s fair enough to be your name. The unlimited production of Honda. The world class design and automobile structure. The Japanese did it again!

Sweet front end, the one thing that I don’t like about the new Honda Civic is the rear. I don’t think that it would have a lot of good luggage space as the past Civics have. Anyways, this is again a great tuning from Mugen. Those are the two brands that really works together great. Mugen and Honda.

IMO if this will compete with Focus RS, no doubt RS will have a hard time beating this baby, but for me still I’ll place my bet on the RS, it was tried and tested to beat its competitors, rs wont settle with this Civic.

Looks menacing fast, but this baby wasn’t built for speed, IMO this is a good tuner car isn’t it? I really love the double rear wing done by Mugen, well i guess ft-86 has found it’s match.

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