No, this isn’t the Mugen Civic Type R that was announced a few months ago. That was a heavily tuned and ridiculously priced version of the standard Type R that featured serious engine mods, some clever chassis work and a fancy bodykit. Instead this Honda Civic Type R Mugen 200 is a limited edition of the Type R that’s been inspired by the Mugen car.
Essentially a tarted up version of the standard Type R, the Mugen 200 features exclusive Mugen front and rear bumpers with skirts, 19-inch ‘Lightning’ alloy wheels, a Mugen badge on the rear hatch and a dash-mounted plaque inside showing which of the limited run of 200 units you’re sitting in. All Mugen 200’s will come in Championship White paint with gloss black door mirrors, so it should be easy to spot.
The only mechanical difference over the standard Type R is the fitment of a limited slip differential, as seen on the Championship White edition. The engine remains the same manic i-VTEC engine with 200bhp on tap.
As well as announcing the Mugen 200, Honda have also revealed that they will have a team competing in this year’s British Touring Car Championship. Honda will be running two Civics with a white-and-black colour scheme, similar to the special edition road car.