Unfortunately, this year, the Tokyo show took place in the same time as the Detroit Auto Show, and of course it didn’t get the press coverage it deserved, which is a shame, because there were a lot of cool cars presented there too. And of these cars is this, the Honda Civic Mugen Type-RR Experiment Spec. Yeah, I know, long name. The car is powered by a 260hp (194kW) 2.2L K20A engine, which basically is a modified i-VTEC 2.0L unit, with reduced friction on the internals and redesigned camshafts.
The gearbox has been changed, the standard model’s manual box being replaced with a six-speed sequential unit, which shifts gears in 80 milliseconds. The car still retains a clutch but this is only used when launching from a standstill. Other modifications include uprated brakes, shocks and springs and Mugen’s new ‘I-TCMS’ tire monitoring system.