260-hp Honda Civic Type R MUGEN

September 9, 2011 at 10:52 am

Mugen announced plans forĀ  260-hp version of the Honda Civic Type R powered by a 2.2 liter engine.It is basically the same 2.0 liter engine tuned for a proper send-off.

The cylinder bore and stroke have been increased to create an overall capacity of 2,156cc, so the car has been christened the Honda Civic Type R MUGEN 2.2. The result of the change is a boost in engine output from 240 to 260PS, and additional torque is available throughout the rev range. Peak torque is now 240Nm at 6,000rpm. Compared to a standard Honda Civic Type R, both power and torque are up 30 per cent.

260 hp Honda Civic Type R MUGEN mugen 2.2

It has been created as a fitting tribute to the highly successful Honda K20 2.0-litre petrol engine, which has ceased production in Japan. Homologated by MUGEN as an FIA Group N race series engine, the K20 has long been the powerplant of choice with tuners and motorsports competitors who want the very best in naturally aspirated performance.

Honda is not yet sure how o offer it to the customers! They will announce their plans soon.