2011 Honda Civic Type R MUGEN 2.2 review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 9 September 2011 , 09:09:15 byEmil

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Honda Civic Type R MUGEN 2.2

The 2011 Honda Civic Type R MUGEN represents one of the most exclusive and explosive hot hatches in the recent years, being a unique version that delivers more power and torque. The car has been named the Honda Civic Type R MUGEN 2.2 due to the increased overall capacity of up to 2,156cc. The power boost results in an output of 260PS and 240 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The MUGEN 2.2 embodies the ultimate expression of the Honda Civic Type R philosophy when it is mated to the components created exclusively by MUGEN, which incorporate sports suspension, uprated brakes and a stunning performance bodykit. MUGEN has created the HONDA Civic Type R as they aimed to pay a tribute to the successful Honda K20 2.0-liter petrol engine, which is no longer produced in Japan, after long being the powerplant of choice with tuners and motorsports competitors who fought for the best in naturally aspirated performance. According to Hiro Toyoda, vice-president of MUGEN Euro, the environmental pressures implied naturally aspirated engines which were rapidly superseded by other engine architectures and technologies and the special 2.2 version of the Honda Civic Type R marked the fact that one might never see the like of the K20 in a mainstream production car again. The Honda Civic Type R MUGEN had its world debut in 2010 with a limited production of 20 units, of which four remained unsold and there is the possibility that MUGEN Euro may offer them with the reworked engine.