Mugen (means unlimited in Japanese) Motosports’ new “RC20GT Package Pre Production Model” (above) is described as the “ultimate Type R”, and a production version should soon be available for the Japanese market. It features a large rear spoiler, carbon-fiber hood, 21-spoke wheels, and custom graphics for the front doors / fenders. The front end has been entirely revamped with a massive grille opening and a lower bumper sporting vents as well as scoops. If you’re attending the Tokyo Auto Salon (Jan 11 – 13), you can also check out the standard Mugen Civic Type R body kit, which is a bit tamer, starting with its standard-looking front grille. Read more for a video and additional images.
A Mugen badge takes the place of the red “H” logo up front, while the rear also features an aggressive diffuser with a massive single center exhaust. Unfortunately, no interior photos are available yet, but like its past projects, it will most likely have different seats, along with plenty of carbon fiber.
“We won’t know if there are any mechanical changes that we can’t see until Mugen releases full details about this car. But the company does make the dubious claim that the visual mods help with aerodynamics and cooling. We’re not sure we believe it, considering that Mugen’s treatment seems to have messed with many of the stock Type R’s functional aerodynamic elements,” said C&D.