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Honda confirms production of 20 cars, says bespoke nature justifies cost
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22 October 2009

Honda has confirmed it will put the Civic Type R Mugen into production, with just 20 cars being made for a starting price of £38,599 each.

Honda claim the price - which is around £12k more than the Ford Focus RS - is justified by the 237bhp (up on the standard Type R’s 208bhp) road racer’s bespoke production process.

Based on a Championship White Civic Type R, the Mugen has a thoroughly reworked 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine with new pistons, ECU, camshafts and exhaust. It accelerates to 62mph in 6.0sec and goes on to a 150mph top speed.

The thorough Mugen re-working includes brakes, suspension and an aero kit, complete with a giant rear spoiler.

Unlike earlier prototype versions of the Mugen Type R, however, the production-ready Mugen Type R does come with a pair of rear seats.

"Each Type R Mugen will be an exclusive, hand-built race car for the road," said Hiroki Toyoda, vice preseident of Mugen Euro. "When we launched the Civic Type RR saloon in Japan, we sold out of all 300 units in just six minutes. Given the interest we have already had from car enthusiasts in the UK and abroad, we hope to repeat that achievement."

Tom Sharpe

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Peter Cavellini 14 February 2010

Re: Civic Type R Mugen for £38,599

It still doesn't matter whose built the engine, it's still a lot of cash for a car that was actually slower than the previous model!,just because it's been breathed on by a respected tuner doesn't make it alright to charge this price expecting nobody to cough loudely,as other bloggers have mentioned there are far far better cars second for the money, yes, an M5,a TWO years old V8 M3 and numerous others, i know where my money would go!

Uncle Mellow 14 February 2010

Re: Civic Type R Mugen for £38,599

NobbyUK wrote:
I hear they sold 300 of the Japanese 4 door Civic in 6 minutes for £30-something,

The Japanese Civic Type R doesn't have a big hole in the back to weaken the shell , neither does it have torsion beam rear suspension , so it will always be a better car for enthusiasts wanting " THE best driving experience". Has more horsepower too.

Mr£4worth 14 February 2010

Re: Civic Type R Mugen for £38,599

Autocar wrote:
Honda has confirmed it will put the Civic Type R Mugen into production, with just 20 cars being made for a starting price of £38,599 each.
Hey up, does the up to date article say it still sports the standard engine? This looks like a MAX Power kit, all mouth and no trousers. I think I'd rather have 2 standard cars for the money. One for me, and one for the Mrs. The whole thing is a confidence trick.

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