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Honda Civic Type R taken to new extremes by Mugen

Honda's new Civic Type R gets racy Mugen bodykit for Tokyo Auto Salon. Engine upgrades also likely.

Civic Type R Mugen

The striking new Honda Civic Type R isn't for the shy and retiring type in standard form, but Japanese tuner Mugen clearly thinks it needs to go a little bit more extreme. The Honda Civic Type R Mugen concept will debut at this year's Tokyo Auto Salon on Jan 15th.

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As you can see, the Civic's already lairy wings and skirts have been swapped for even more imposing items. Looking quite like a BTCC touring car, the most purposeful Civic yet gets front and side skirts, a beefier front bumper and a lightweight rear wing.

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The quad exhausts have been replaced by a large single pipe to help it fit in with the trend on Japan's car modification scene. New lighweight wheels and Mugen badging complete the look. We haven't seen a picture of the inside, but through the window you can see racy Mugen sports seats take pride of place in the cabin.

Mugen has a long and illustrious history of tuning up Honda engines to their maximum potential, and we expect this Civic Type R will be no different. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but how much more powerful than the 306bhp 2.0-litre turbo get?

What do you think of the Civic Type R by Mugen? Let us know in the comments section below...

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