The art of noise
Posted: 21 May 2010
And the noise. At 76mph in sixth gear your brain leaks out of your ears. Not, as you might expect, from the banshee wail of an iVTEC 2.0-litre trying to birth its valves through the manifold, but the horrific resonance of a semi-race exhaust unmitigated by silencers, or probably more appropriately, a helmet and earplugs. It's horrible. Until you start playing with the ever-so-slightly more precise gearbox and realise what Mugen has really done.
It's made a Touring Car. Out of a Civic.