Mugen Radical Type R RC20GT For Hardcore Civic Type R Boy Racers

When the new Civic Type R launched in 2017, some applauded Honda for the courage to fit the production car with such a radical looking body kit, while others scoffed at the idea, labeling it a ‘boy-racer’.

Compared to what Mugen has in store for the Civic Type R, however, the standard body kit looks really tame. You might recall that at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon Mugen brought the RC20GT Type R Concept which featured a more hardcore aero kit and a motorsport-flavored interior.

Fast forward one year and Mugen has refined the RC20GT further, calling it now a pre-production model. Besides the updated graphics, the body kit seems identical with the 2008 model. However, Mugen says it has improved the design to boost aerodynamic performance on the circuit. The tuner also talks about enhancing the power and cooling performance but doesn’t provide specifics.

Mugen describes the RC20GT Package Pre Production Model as the “ultimate Type R” and chances are not many will argue with that. Expect production version to become available soon on the Japanese market.

In addition to the RC20GT, Mugen’s stand at the Tokyo Auto Salon also includes the Mugen Civic Type R Prototype. Previewing a production model, it’s a slightly less extreme take on the hot hatch that features a conventional Civic Type R grille instead of the Audi-like grille of the RC20GT.

The Mugen Civic Type R Prototype features parts that are currently under development alongside parts sourced from the RC20GT — notice the similar mirror caps, alloy wheels, and rear wing.

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  • Blade t

    Of course it looks wild if it’s only to be sold in Japan. .

  • Able

    Civic hatchback facelift tailights?

    • Matt

      More likely they’re aftermarket ‘tuner’ lights.

  • Shtekeris

    The ugliness is strong with this one.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    The original is exceedingly ugly. This one goes beyond, where humans never dared to reach before. The back has improved a bit. Now Batman would be proud. But to me that side with that rise in the back door is a deal breaker and the back lights are of untold ugliness…the whole thing is extremely hard to digest.

  • benT

    Honda Mucus

  • I’m one of those people who like the new Type R, but the RC20 GT is painfully ugly, the design doesn’t scream Honda and what’s with Audi humongous grille?

  • eb110americana

    Honda: Feast your eyes on the new Civic Type R, the ugliest hot-hatch ev–
    Mugen: Hold my beer.

  • Did Mugen go to Audi for that front grille?

  • nellydesign

    You know your styling has gone off the rails when this kind of shit actually cleans up your front end design.

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