Honda UK have revealed a special edition Civic Type R to commemorate their new British Touring Car Championship contender.
The Civic Type R Mugen 200 will replace Honda’s current Championship White edition as the top Civic in the range and will go on sale in the UK in April. As the name suggests, just 200 examples will be built.
Based on Mugen Europe’s existing 237 BHP, £38,599, 20 car limited edition Civic the new car also features:
- Exclusive MUGEN front and rear bumpers with skirts
- 19-inch alloy wheels in ‘Lightning’ design
- MUGEN rear badge
- MUGEN Limited Edition number plaque
- Limited Slip Differential
- Championship White exterior paint
- Gloss black door mirrors
After the car goes on sale, a range of further chassis modifications and tuning will be available as aftermarket dealer fitted options.
More details about the car will be announced at the first race of the British Touring Car Championship on 4th April but orders will open in late March.
Team Dynamics have run Honda’s in the BTCC since 2004 but last years Civic was an underperformer leading to a series of heavy revisions for their 2010 challenger which was given it’s initial test last week by Matt Neal.
Neal said: “The car is very different to how it was when it was tucked away at the end of the 2009 season. There’s new front and rear suspension and subframes, plus revised aerodynamics that we’ve developed in conjunction with MIRA. On top of that we’ve today run with some new engine developments from Neil Brown which were all very positive.”