Mugen’s completely revamped Civic Type R, dubbed the Type-RR Experimental Spec, is the first to offer Honda’s all-new “260hp (194kW) 2.2L K20A engine.” Other upgrades include: a carbon fiber front fascia (bumper / side panels) and a six-speed sequential transmission. Click here for first picture in gallery.
The new engine is based on the regular 2.0L Type-R unit but thanks to a stroker kit now displaces 2,157cc. It’s the same basic i-VTEC 2.0L unit, but Honda has reduced friction on the internals and redesigned the camshafts. Other modifications include uprated brakes, shocks and springs and Mugen’s new ‘I-TCMS’ tire monitoring system