These are the first pictures of the European version of the Mugen Honda Civic Type-R 3D, but is the car worth its price?
Japanese tuners Mugen are readying a new launch for the European market. The company plans to introduce the Mugen Honda Civic Type-R 3D there sometime this summer.
The Euro-spec Mugen Type-R uses a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine that gets a minimum 200 horsepower. However, previous speculation has the engine generating as much as 240 hp for the front-wheel drive car. Drivers take control by way of a six-speed manual gearbox.
Mugen has significantly altered the look of this car, using a carbon-fiber aero kit to punctuate the change. The new front bumper, with a front lip and blacked-out grille built-in, leads back to wider fenders with integrated air-vents. A new hood has twin-scoops on either side of a raised mid-section. Following the redesigned sideskirts to the back leads us to a custom built rear-apron, diffuser, and dual exhaust. Mugen used a gunmetal alloy wheel that matches some of the body work.
Looking at this car and the UK model side-by-side, we notice several alterations. For one, the Euro-spec model has a larger rear wing, and redesigned rear bumper with changes to the tailpipes. The front-end also appears to have some minor cosmetic changes.
If pricing matches the recently detailed UK-spec Type R, this car could cost anywhere from €40,000, up to a rather steep €50,000. We should find out more about the Mugen Honda Civic Type-R 3D in the near future.