2020 is a pretty sweet time for the Civic Type R. Not only has it just demolished the FWD lap record at Suzuka (lapping faster than a Ferrari F50!), but now Mugen have had a pop at it.
The, er, challenging factory styling has been augmented by a full-on bodykit comprising a vast carbon fibre rear wing, roof spoiler, front lip, sideskirts, rear diffuser, carbon mirror caps, and a full super-lightweight carbon bonnet.
The Mugen Type R also packs forged 20-inch multispoke wheels, track-spec brake pads, and an uprated exhaust system which ditches the central resonator and serves up a pair of intricately detailed cannons.
Well, yeah – you don’t buy an FK8 because you like to blend in with the traffic, do you?
Words Dan Bevis