The 2012 Honda Civic Type R Mugen 2.2 debuted on Sep 8, 2011 at Northampton, Honda UK said in a statement that plans for the Civic Type R Mugen 2.2, including volume predictions and pricing, have yet to be finalised.
If you were able to recall, Honda UK and its tuning partner Mugen have built 20 units of the Mugen Civic Type R UK-Spec that producing 240HP and 213Nm @ 6,250rpm. Outrageously, of the 20 units of 2010 Civic Type R Mugen, 4 remain unsold. For that reason, this new project is developed by using one of those cars.
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Compared to the standard FN2 Civic Type R, both horsepower and torque are up by 30%. The cylinder bore and stroke have been increased to 2,156cc, power output has been increased to 260HP and 240Nm @ 6,000 rpm, with Honda claiming that torque has increased across the range.
Mugen also created exclusively components for Civic Type R Mugen 2.2, including a more hardcore sport suspension, upgraded brakes and a performance body kit.
“Environmental pressures mean naturally aspirated engines are rapidly being superseded by other engine architectures and technologies,” said Hiro Toyota, vice president of Mugen Euro, in a statement. “We may never see the like of the K20 in a mainstream production car again, so felt it only fitting we mark the occasion with this special 2.2 version of the Honda Civic Type R.”
In addition, Honda highlight that it’s possible Mugen Euro may offer the 4 unsold Civic Type R Mugen with the reworked engine, while it is also considering offering the option of an upgrade to existing owners.
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