Honda Civic Type R prototypes by Mugen
Mugen is launching two sets of visual upgrade packages for the Honda Civic Type R (FK8) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, for the few people who find the stock model not aggressive enough.
The first and most extreme looking car is the Honda Civic Type R Mugen RC20GT, which is the pre-production version of last year’s concept car. Dubbed by Mugen as “the ultimate Type R”, it comes with a heavily redesigned aero kit with questionable styling which will be available on the Japanese market.
At the front, there is an aggressive front bumper featuring a unique octagonal grille surrounded by air intakes and aero slits and a new bonnet with additional intakes. On the profile, we find extended side sills, new rims and new mirror caps, while at the back there are new taillight graphics, a large rear wing and an angular rear bumper featuring a large diffuser and a central exhaust pipe.
Besides the visual modifications, Mugen suggests that they will offer some sort of power upgrades which will be announced on a later date.
The second car presented at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show is the Mugen Civic Type R Prototype, with a more conventional appearance. The aero kit includes a large front splitter which is body-coloured, intake covers, bonnet scoop, aerodynamic mirror caps, extended side sills and new multi-spoke rims. Moving over at the rear, we find the wing and tailight graphics from the Mugen RC20GT, together with a new rear bumper extension resembling a huge but probably not functional diffuser, with two centrally mounted exhaust pipes.
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