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.

Mugen Enhanced Honda Civic Type R First Pictures