2008 Mugen Civic Type-RR Experimental Spec


Last week, Mugen presented the new Type-RR Experimental Spec at the Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS) to promote the new Type-RR. The car has been specially equipped with an aluminum hood, carbon fiber front panels and a K20A engine with 260 bhp. The theme is extended to the interior which gets a thorough carbon fiber treatment and slim Recaro seats.

The Type-RR Experimental Spec also features a Intelligent-Tire Condition Monitoring System (i-TCMS).

Overall weight is reduced through a the aluminum hood (4.6 kg savings), as well as the new titanium exhaust system (7.6 kg).

Purely a showcar, their are no plans to produce the Experimenal Spec, although several of its components might be offered by Mugen to the Japenese domestic market (JDM).

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $ $38 750
engine Inline-4
position Front Transverse
aspiration Natural
valvetrain DOHC, 4-Valves per Cyl w/VTEC
fuel feed Fuel Injection
power 179.0 kw / 240 bhp @ 8000 rpm
bhp/weight 193.55 bhp per tonne
torque 216.93 nm / 160 ft lbs @ 7000 rpm
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
curb weight 1240 kg / 2733 lbs
gear ratios :1