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Mugen Civic Type R Concept RC20GT!

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Hi all,

Didn't see anywhere else but Mugen posted some new pictures, which I think might actually answer the mystery bumper people assumed was for the 2019-2020 around the nurburgring.

The cars are pretty outrageous looking but remember the full Mugen DC2R was pretty extreme too. (but the intake, twin loop, suspension and other parts were great) Looks like some cooling changes as well as perhaps some performance options, hopefully more info will be published after the coming Japanese Auto Shows.

Some info from from Autoblog:

Mugen calls it the RC20GT, and it's based off the current Type R.

Out back, the tri-tipped, trick exhaust is replaced by one rather restrained pipe — that pipe happens to lead back to a full titanium exhaust. That bumper is made of carbon fiber, with the side skirts and new wing following suit. We do like the new 20-inch forged wheels. A "pro-spec" adjustable suspension is added, along with better brakes and bucket seats sporting harnesses. Though one drive of the Type R will have you wondering how Mugen managed to make a better braking system than Honda in that car.

Power remains the same, but 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque is plenty for the front wheels to handle. Do keep in mind this is a concept design, so as of now, you won't be seeing any Civics trawling around the streets with this ... face. To see this Mugen you'll have to go to the Tokyo Auto Salon, where Mugen has a few other custom cars like a Mugen Insight and CR-V on the stand.

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MUGEN CIVIC TYPE R Prototype

Really don't like the wheels.. but otherwise, hopefully its functional.

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CIVIC TYPE R MUGEN RC20GT as seen at Auto Salon 2018

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change the wheels on the white one and that is miles ahead of the old design. Odd they left the rear fake vents alone though..
 

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change the wheels on the white one and that is miles ahead of the old design. Odd they left the rear fake vents alone though..
X2 old one was so bad I thought it was a joke. Still not worth the money to me
 

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Rear spoiler is ugly but I like that rear lip. I like the white front lip and side skirts too. And whatever those white strips covering half of the front vents is.

Mirrors suck and the scoop sucks.

Wheels definitely suck - although I'm curious what size they are. I'd look into it if they're stock offset 19's or 18's, but they look to be 20's.

I don't like what they've done with the exhaust and that gray stuff around the exhaust. They've made it smaller?
 
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I want details on the other parts! Intakes, Exhaust etc. I might try to get out there tomorrow.
 

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Spoiler, tail lights, and front vent pieces are the only things I'm interested in cosmetically. But I'm most likely in the minority in appreciating their out-there craziness with some of the design.

Too bad I'm moving more toward a Spoon build. :hmm:
 

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On a closer look from some new photos by HondaPro Jason, all these Mugen bodykit lips are not direct replacement and instead it just stuck over the exiting carbon look factory lips :doh:

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That looks chintzy as fuck, like some ricer trying to imitate a Mugen. I thought those initial pics were poorly photoshopped and after seeing this, I'm 100% right.

Not interested after seeing this. Phew, such poorly fitting garbage!
 

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Pretty generic I will agree... tail lights are ok but the rest is junk
 

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The front and side aero look fine, the rear is ugly as hell and doesn't even match the rest of the pieces. I wanna see some interior shots and more details on the performance bits.
 

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