Honda Civic Type-RR Experiment Spec by Mugen, presented at the Tokyo show
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.
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