Mugen has displayed two more highly-tuned vehicles to join its previous Open-Top Pure Sports Concept as part of its “Exciting 2007” promotional program. Featuring at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon, the Honda tuning arm presented a kitted up Civic sedan but remained very tight-lipped about the vehicle when it came to what’s under the hood. Labeled the “Road to Racing Concept,” the flaming red Civic features a unique bonnet as well as new bumpers and forged 18in wheels. Whether this package makes it into production is still up in the air, however, the same can’t be said for Mugen’s other show car, the Fit Spec.D.
For the Fit Spec.D, the renowned tuners managed to squeeze a hand-built, high-output, 1.5L Type four-banger with a Roots-type supercharger bolted on into the tiny engine bay of a donor Honda Fit/Jazz. Developing 143bhp, the force-fed engine has been heavily tested and is reliable enough to mass produce. Designers then added a more aggressive bodykit, lowered the suspension and added new light-weight alloys. A lookalike bodykit is already sold in the Japanese domestic market, but Mugen is now tipped to launch the mechanical package later this year.