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Mugen Civic Type-RR (240hp)

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On September 13th Honda is going to release another version of the Civic dubbed the Honda Civic Type RR, in Japan. Japan already has a more powerful version of the Civic that we don't get here in the US, the Civic Type-R. The Type-R is already more powerful than our Si model with 225HP and 158 lb-ft of torque. The new Type RR version will come with even more power at 240HP and 160 lb-ft of torque. The estimated 0-60 mph time for the more powerful version is 5.8 sec.

The RR version of the Civic is 22lbs lighter and gets a dual exhaust system. The car also has a modified suspension and braking system thanks to Mugen.

So what is the catch? Well the car lists for $40,000! Honda has stated that the Civic Si Mugen that we are getting this fall will start just shy of $30,000. Well $40,000 probably would be too much for a Civic, even if it has 43 more horsepower than the regular Si version. That probably explains why Honda is only going to make 300 of these cars and in only one color, red.

Full Article @ Nihon Car

Full Article @ The Torque Report

40k for a Civic seems a bit much, but apparently the Mugen RR's lap times would beg to differ. Read the posts over at TOV, lap times are in the NSX/Ferrari F40/WRX STI C-Spec range. And this isn't just on tight small tracks, here are the times for the non-Mugen Civic Type R (not the RR) around Suzuka:

SUZUKA CIRCUIT:

CIVIC TYPE R (FD2) 2'35"20

NSX (Type S Zero) 2'35"44

LANCER (EVO VI RS) 2'36"50

RX-7 (Type RS) 2'35"81

GTR ( V-SPEC) 2'39"56

Driven by Dori Dori Tsuchiya

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RR?

Royaly Retarded. 8)

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Hmm... a CSX, eh?

The Canadian CSX uses the same lights as the Japanese Civic, while the U.S. Civic was changed (not sure why, the Japanese head lights are nicer looking IMO).

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A $40,000 Honda? That'll fly just like a $75,000 Volkswagen.

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A $40,000 Honda? That'll fly just like a $75,000 Volkswagen.

i'd bet 300 of them would go much faster than the phaeton.
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:lol:@RR

Because one R just isn't enough...

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RR? Is that where the term 'Rice Rocket' comes from...

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Could I have a taller wing so that I can put some charcoal on the trunk cover under the wing and make some nice BBQ "rice" and beans at my party on that wing.

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Could I have a taller wing so that I can put some charcoal on the trunk cover under the wing and make some nice BBQ "rice" and beans at my party on that wing.

Could you be referring to this monstrosity?

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Could you be referring to this monstrosity?

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My eyes... :yikes:

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LOL 40 grand for a Civic...no thanks, I'll take an Evo X, which will destroy that thing and looks far better too.

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Could you be referring to this monstrosity?

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Not only the wing, but look at how huge those overhangs were!

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Obviously not for you guys, but for Honda fans....who likely find hot Civics more interesting than even the NSX.

But I'd much rather this effort went into a Prelude or Accord.

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