The new Honda Civic Type R Mugen*
*Not new, but more powerful version of smoking hatch revealed: the 2.2 Type R
Posted: 09 Sep 2011
But if the salvation of the Brazilian Merganser and the Irawaddy Dolphin rests solely in the cataclysmic eradication of Honda's K20-series engine, then at least it's getting one last hurrah. Although the K-20 has been officially killed off in Japan, the famed Honda tuner has just unveiled a newer, more powerful version of the Civic Type R Mugen as a tribute. Good.
The current Mugen Civic's 2.0-litre four pot has been stroked and bored to 2.2 litres, resulting in a power boost from 237bhp to 256bhp, and more torques, to the tune of 177lb ft (up from 157). The rest of the Mugen Civic remains the same, including sports suspension, uprated brakes and that subtle, restrained and rather conservative bodykit*.
*not subtle, restrained or rather conservative at all