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Mugen Type-RR Experimental Spec & 2.2L K20A engine


Mugen Type-RR Experimental Spec & 2.2L K20A engine

Mugen Type-RR Experimental Spec & 2.2L K20A engine

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This year’s Tokyo Auto Salon has come and gone but with all the coverage of the coinciding Detroit Auto Show many of the modified motors were launched with barely a mention. One car that didn’t fail to get our attention was the Mugen prepped Honda Civic Type-RR Experiment Spec, which also debuted a new 260hp (194kW) 2.2L K20A engine.

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.

Another area that’s been improved is the gearbox set-up. The standard model’s manual ‘box has been replaced with a six-speed sequential unit, which shifts gears in a blistering 80 milliseconds. The car still retains a clutch but this is only used when launching from a standstill. The car’s body has also been given a major makeover. In addition to the new carbon-fiber front bar, designers stripped out the cabin and replaced the standard seats with figure-hugging buckets.
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  1. Why does the front of this look like the new Subaru STI?
     
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  2. Well you shoud ask why looks the ne Impreza like the Civic sedan, cause the Civic was released earlier.
     
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  3. I want this car!!
     
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  4. reminds me more of a evo than STi
     
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  5. This car looks awesome, the carbon fibre makes it look pretty sinister. I don't even want to know the kind of attention it would draw from the police though.
     
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  6. I think this car is best car
     
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  7. Looks awesome !!!
    This is one beautiful honda... probably my best looking of all hondas
     
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