The art of noise
Posted: 21 May 2010
Soon forgotten though, because once you jump in, it all gets very exciting. The seats are gone, the fronts replaced by lightweight Recaro units set far lower than standard. There's a triple set of extra gauges to the right of the instrument binnacle and as soon as you fire up the motor, a grin will fire up your face. This thing is race-car fruity and unsociably raspy. Excellent. A new cam, pistons, throttle body, ECU, intake system and exhaust release 240bhp at 8,300rpm (500rpm higher than standard). A relatively lowly 157lb ft only reaches a peak at 6,250rpm, when most cars are coughing up a lung, but seeing as the Mugen is 105kg lighter than stock, it doesn't really matter.