2009 Mugen Honda Civic Type-R

The current Honda Civic Type-R has been a bit of a let down for fans of the previous model, its a little tamer and suffers badly from cost cutting exercises such as the loss of independant rear suspension.  However it seems die hard fans can look forward to an even hotter version.

Mugen are to release a tuned version of the Type-R in the UK complete with an aggressive in-your-face aero kit.  Little is known about what Mugen have done to tune the car but it is unlikely they’d leave it at just a dress-up kit.  There is speculation that power will be similar to that of the JDM Civic Type-RR sedan with potentially 237bhp and 160lbft being tweaked out of the 2.0l petrol engine and driven through a six speed gearbox.

Additional rumors include no rear seats, big Brembo brakes and larger 18″ alloys to house them.

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Honda Civic Type R-R Confirmed?

It appears that the rumored Civic Type R-R is more than just vapourware, Auto Express is currently running a hands-on article in its latest issue on the Type R-R.

This new civic looks to be an absolute beast, but it’s a beast with a heavy price tag… £64,000* is a lot of money for an extra 60bhp and no sound deadening.

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