Honda has just debuted the second installment of their Civic Type R Mugen 2.2.
First seen in a limited production run of 20 units back in 2010, the then-named Civic Type R won many plaudits and was a nice little hot hatch. The Japanese automaker has decided to bring back the hatch in right-hand-drive and give it a nice little power boost. Honda's new ride is dubbed the 2012 Civic Type R Mugen 2.2 and it debuted this week. The car gains a sport suspension, performance body kit and upgraded brakes to handle a boost of 30% in both horsepower and torque.
Thanks to an increased cylinder bore and stroke, the overall output of the engine is measured at 256hp. The new Mugen was designed as "a tribute to the Honda K20 2.0-liter engine, which has ceased production in Japan." "Environmental pressures mean naturally-aspirated engines are rapidly being superseded by other engine architectures and technologies. We may never see the like of the K20 in a mainstream production car again, so felt it only fitting we mark the occasion with this special 2.2 version of the Honda Civic Type R," said Hiro Toyota, vice president of Mugen Euro, in a statement.
The Honda Civic Type R Mugen 2.2 is slated for Europe only and unfortunately won't make it to the U.S. The Japanese automaker is yet to decide on production volume, pricing and availability.