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Old 04-06-2012, 09:32 AM   #1
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On an exceptionally hot day in sunny Malaysia we were lucky enough to come face to face with a legend, The Mugen RR. A technically advanced mechanical marvel based on the FD2R Type R Civic of which is an already amazing car in its own respect, the latest civic type R is similar to that of a katana, precise and very competitive and the RR is like that same katana, only sharpened and even more competitive. Mugen are specialist tuners who base their expertise on Hondas, and are notorious for creating masterpieces that makes racetracks look like childsplay, and with only 300 units of the RR ever created and only in red, makes it one of the most exclusive and one of the most mental cars on the market today.
Carbon Fiber and aluminum are the main materials chosen to create the RR, which is not only aesthetically appealing, but also allows the RR to weigh in at just 1250kg, just 10kgs less than the standard type R. However, with the aid of Mugen Camshafts, upgraded exhausts and ECU, and countless other Mugen performance parts, it accelerates harder and feels through corners more precisely than its pure white cousin, making this a moment of angels versus demons. Overall, Mugen has created a monster, completely eradicating the civic of its usual civilized nature.

Prices for all this jaw dropping performance are ¥4,777,500, which isnt cheap, but considering that it is under the spell and charms of Mugen sorcery and that it is a limited run of only 300 in the world, that is a reasonable price for an absolute collectible and all its legendary magic. Lap records for this car are solid proof that it is not to be trifled with, with times of just over a minute around Tsukuba circuit, this is truly a track machine that is barely road legal, which is what the “R” in type R is all about; and with the Mugen another R literally means it just took that Race machine status to a whole new high.

At first, i did not comprehend what all the hype on this car was all about; to me it was just another 4 door civic with some fancy CF bits and a sporty red colour scheme. Things however took a 180 degree turn when the owner of the car, Jacky; a friend of mine, asked one of his staff to take me and my colleague Kevin for a spin. The K20A that is capable of revving at an ear piercing 9000 rpms screaming down straights was mind blowing, and then came some corners, and to my surprise it just sliced through with such speed and accuracy, like a knife to jelly. The car really gives one a sense of security that this car is well inclined to its purpose of speed and carving corners with a carpenter’s level of precision, i was truly awestruck.

Jacky Ng is the owner of this RR of which is number 256 out of 300 in the world. He is also the owner of JC Racing, a workshop in Kuala Lumpur that specialises in Hondas, and entering them for races such as the Merdeka 1000km race at sepang with podium finishes; proof of their proficiency with tuning. With that being said, this explains his decision to buy the RR, a definite indespensable addition to an avid Honda fan’s stable.
Enough of me rambling on and on, lets have a closer look at this mental machine!

Here comes our ride!


The 7 spoke limited edition Mugen rims that comes with the RR, and Mugen only sells these to you only if you own a certified Mugen car.


Recaro SP-X bucket seats with Mugen stitching; another exclusive item that comes standard.


Wet Carbon for the frame of the seats, A truly sumptuous feast for the eyes.



Push this to unleash the fury!


Mugen has placed their badge all over the car, a symbol of how proud they are of their creation.


The interior, a matching fusion of red and black; the signature colours of the RR.
Rear Wing also cast in Carbon Fiber, can’t get enough of that stuff!

Simple essentials, Water temp, oil temp and oil pressure dials.

The legendary K20A that powers the RR, a 9000RPM screamer kitted with a GruppeM intake system.
Mugen RR Specs are as follows:
Engine: K20A In-line 4, N/A, 2.0 litre
Horsepower: 260whp/ 237bhp@ 8000rpm
Torque: 160lb ft @ 7000rpm
Top Speed: 150+ mph
Acceleration 0-60mph: 6.0 seconds
Overall, the Mugen RR is definitely worthy of its legendary status, with the performance parts and tuning Mugen has packed into this “red hot” package, driving excitement and pleasure is guaranteed. We have come to the end of yet another exciting installment on 7tune, not everyday we come across legends such as these, and i hope you’ve enjoyed reading!
Words – Eugene Chan
Photos – Eugene Chan
http://www.7tune.com/feature-mugen-r...wer-of-dreams/
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:37 AM   #3
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It's still a civic
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:44 AM   #4
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It's still a civic
Lol!
So true...
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:57 AM   #5
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Horsepower: 260whp/ 237bhp@ 8000rpm
221zhp/ 563nhp@94000rpm?


Oh.. maybe they meant 260 brake hp and 237 wheel hp.


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Old 04-06-2012, 10:11 AM   #6
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221zhp/ 563nhp@94000rpm?


Oh.. maybe they meant 260 brake hp and 237 wheel hp.


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I was thinking the same thing when I read it. The car looks pretty cool for what it is, but with that much power, you'd think it would be quicker. I don't get what's "legendary" about it though.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #7
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I was thinking the same thing when I read it. The car looks pretty cool for what it is, but with that much power, you'd think it would be quicker. I don't get what's "legendary" about it though.
Legendary for the matching neon colored panties all the owners wear
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #8
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The only thing legendary there is the excessive use of superlatives.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:35 PM   #10
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It sounds like they modified a Civic enough to get it near S2000 performance.
Not sure how to translate the $$$ but I suspect an S2000 would be a bargain in comparison.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:53 PM   #11
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It sounds like they modified a Civic enough to get it near S2000 performance.
Not sure how to translate the $$$ but I suspect an S2000 would be a bargain in comparison.
Just converting the yen to dollars, it ends up being between $55-60k (though obviously I realize that the converted prices generally don't coincide with what they'd be sold for in the U.S.). But at that price, you could get an S2000 AND a Civic Si sedan.

While I understand that these models are priced that amount due to their limited numbers, it's still a ton of money for what isn't likely to become a collector car that probably won't retain its value as well as cars produced in those numbers should.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:57 PM   #12
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Looks like it needs some paint correction.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:04 PM   #13
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Just converting the yen to dollars, it ends up being between $55-60k (though obviously I realize that the converted prices generally don't coincide with what they'd be sold for in the U.S.). But at that price, you could get an S2000 AND a Civic Si sedan.

While I understand that these models are priced that amount due to their limited numbers, it's still a ton of money for what isn't likely to become a collector car that probably won't retain its value as well as cars produced in those numbers should.
For that 60 K you could buy a SI get the K20 built to make 280-300whp na, have better suspension, a bbk, and have money left over. Or turbo it for even less.
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For that 60 K you could buy a SI get the K20 built to make 280-300whp na, have better suspension, a bbk, and have money left over. Or turbo it for even less.
That or just buy a Cayman R or used M3 CSL and will beat it.
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It's still a civic
And yours is just an Impreza.

Definitely overpriced like just about anything with the Mugen name, but I bet it is fun to drive.
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And yours is just an Impreza.

Definitely overpriced like just about anything with the Mugen name, but I bet it is fun to drive.
The Impreza has more heritage and credibility.

The 22B is kind of exotic or even the Ra-R
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The Impreza has more heritage and credibility.

The 22B is kind of exotic or even the Ra-R
they are both econoboxes. there is nothing exotic about econoboxes.
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they are both econoboxes. there is nothing exotic about econoboxes.
You drive Acuras.
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It definitely is eyecandy but for $59K, get real. IMO this should be the si's power numbers.
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It definitely is eyecandy but for $59K, get real. IMO this should be the si's power numbers.
Except that would likely inflate its price to $25-30k.
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Except that would likely inflate its price to $25-30k.
I agree and that is why most ppl who've had a WRX, MS3, SRT-4, heck I'd buy a GTI over an si.
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and? i never said acuras are exotic. nice cars? sure. exotic? heck no. its even debatable the nsx is considered an "exotic." ive owned an impreza. if you think anything with an impreza badge is even remotely exotic...well...its not.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:57 PM   #24
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I agree and that is why most ppl who've had a WRX, MS3, SRT-4, heck I'd buy a GTI over an si.
Yup. But maybe ~240 hp would be worth it... not necessarily making it a better option than its competitors, but at least worth the dough with its driving experience, likely more so than the ~$22k a Civic Si costs today with that 2.4-liter.
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Legendary ability to build engines that still produce less torque than a 5 year old with a screw driver.
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