Mugen Unveils RC20GT Civic Type R Concept In Tokyo

Japanese tuner Mugen got to work on a Honda Civic Type R concept recently, showcasing their accomplishment during this year’s Tokyo Motor Show.

While the regular Civic Type R doesn’t really need any extra work in order to stand out visually, Mugen saw fit to improve not only its aerodynamic performance, but its engine and cooling performance as well.

The prototype is said to be the “ultimate” Type R, taking everything we know and love about the hot hatchback and dialing up a bit.

So if you thought the Type R couldn’t possibly look more aggressive than it already does, the RC20GT concept is here to prove otherwise. The body kit is most evident when viewing the car from the front, where the entire fascia has been reworked (bumper, spoiler lip, hood). There’s also a set of custom side skirts and a new and quite massive rear bumper.

At the rear, we can’t help but notice that the triple exhaust setup was ditched in favor of a simple-looking solitary exhaust tip. However, such a car doesn’t really need to worry about any droning or buzzing on the highway, as the production Type R would – it’s how the automaker justified the three pipe layout, which quiets the car down at highway speeds.

As for the interior, it has a sort of Knight Rider feel to it, with loads of perforated surfaces and carbon fiber galore. There’s even a pair of bucket seats for the rear passengers, which is an interesting touch.

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  • mb4design

    In case you were wondering what an uglier Civic might look like.

  • Ugly Stick Award

    Utterly horrid. It looks like an effed-up Hyundai.

  • TheHake

    It was ugly now it’s fkkn ugly. But it goes like a raped ape so it’s forgiven!

    • Christian

      You SIR! YOU SIR ARE RACIST! I bet you enjoying your white privilege ! #BLM

      • TheHake

        I’m offended by your comment! I need a safe space now!

        • Tumbi Mtika

          Uhh…?

          • TheHake

            I was just being sarcastic, bro. I’m pretty thick skinned. I must have some Irish blood in me. (I don’t…)

          • Obsequious Lickspittle

            Irish blood is known to be 70% proof.

          • Bo Hanan

            I love your sense of humor. It’s missing in the world these days.

          • Christian

            Don’t tell him! :p

  • Matthew Raworth

    It has less design cues than the actual civic. It doesn’t give me a headache looking at this.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Wow. That is ugly.

    It’s fast too, so…

    • Obsequious Lickspittle

      Fustgly?

      • fabri99

        Well, it sure won’t be “ugst”.

  • Liam Paul

    damn didnt think that shit could get more ugly, I was wrong

    • LWOAP

      Prepare to be amazed.

  • 59soni

    Fuck haters. I too despise the CTR design, with its fake scoops and ventilations. But that is exactly what Mugen’s solved here! It is more aggressive, but in the good way. That steering wheel is gorgeous, the brutal diffuser, and a beautiful sole exhaust tip. Really hoping it comes to reality.

  • Shane Bui

    Looks like a shitty chinese knockoff of the Audi TT.

  • ace_9

    I like it even though the front looks like a result of some overexcited garage tuning night.

  • LWOAP

    I’ll give them an A for effort – I do like the interior – but the Type R is simply too ugly to fix. Nothing you could do will ever make it look better. Definitely not Mugen’s best work compared to what they have done in the past.

    • The interior looks good! and I like the scaffolding in the back too.

  • Fabián Montiel

    The interior looks amazing but the exterior looks straight off need for speed underground 2

  • marco demena

    It’s definetely an improvement…

  • Puddingpopper

    full diaper

  • gbmike25
  • jsz00

    Gundam Type-R

  • Vassilis

    I miss good-old Mugen when they made awesome stuff.

    • Yeah, when Mugen are about Racing and Tuning. But come to think of it, almost all semi-official tuners from 90s has gone soft.

  • Poop Doop

    my eyes!!!!

  • Poop Doop
  • The face that only mother could love, and why they had to copy Audi grille?

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