Honda Civic Type R Mugen 200 for the UK, only 200 will be made

To cater to its UK market, Honda announced today that it will offer a limited edition Civic Type R with exclusive Mugen equipment in April at Honda dealers.

Joining the 201-hp i-VTEC engine, the special-edition Type R will get 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 and gloss black door mirrors.

As the name suggests, Honda will produce only 200 units of the Civic Type R Mugen 200.

Honda Civic Type R Mugen 200:

Press Release:

HONDA ANNOUNCES LIMITED EDITION CIVIC TYPE R MUGEN 200

BTCC team launched

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 (http://bit.ly/aHEGpd), 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.

– By: Omar Rana