Mugen working on RR-based Civic Type-R three-door hatch

Mugen RR

Honda’s new Civic Type-R looks very good but when it comes to performance it hasn’t quite impressed many as its predecessor managed to do. Now, Japanese tuner Mugen is out fix all that by applying the modifications from the Mugen RR to the Civic Type-R three-door hatchback.

Mugen will strip the Type-R of most of its equipment, offer some suspension upgrades, may add upgraded Brembo brakes and lightweight Recaro bucket seats. Power is likely to come from Mugen RR’s 2.0L VTEC engine modified to produce 237-hp – up from 198 along with 160 lb-ft of torque.

Pricing is likely to top £35,000 ($57,575 USD). Of course, U.S. sales are very unlikely.

– By: Mo Eladawy

Source: EVO