Last year, Honda’s in-house tuning division Mugen introduced a new styling kit concept for the FK8 Civic Type R called the RC20GT. The kit definitely had very questionable styling especially its front bumper, but was said to improve aerodynamics and cooling performance of the car as whole. It also helped the Type R lose weight as most of the parts fitted were built from carbon fiber.
At this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, Mugen once again showed off the RC20GT, still in prototype form. At the same time however, the Honda’s in-house tuner also introduced a more subtle body kit for the Type R born from the RC20GT called the Mugen Civic Type R Prototype.
Not much detail was revealed regarding the new Mugen kit for the Civic Type R except that it is still currently in the development stage. However, it can be seen that a lot of details were inspired from the original RC20GT kit. Specifically, the 20-inch Mugen wheels, adjustable rear spoiler and the carbon fiber mirror caps seem to have been carried over.
As for the rest of the kit, it looks new and appears to flow a lot better with the factory lines of the Civic Type R. Up front, there’s a new lip and panel covering the side intakes which are color matched with the body. There’s also a new carbon fiber grill with the Mugen badge embedded into it. A new vented hood helps cool the car's turbocharged heart.
Moving along the body, Mugen also fitted a new side skirt together with Mugen badges on the fender. At the rear, the bumper has been revised sporting a more aggressive looking diffuser. It also has a new twin tip exhaust. Keen-eyed readers would also notice that the Mugen Civic Type R is sporting a different set of taillights.
For now, there is no word as to when the kit will be released or how much it will cost. While it is still in development, expect the production model kit to look more or less the same.
The question now is would you be rocking this kit for your Civic Type R?