Opinions on the styling of the Honda Civic Type R vary wildly, but we’d wager very few of them bemoan its timidity. It is, without much question, a punchy-looking thing.
Not if you work at Mugen, though. Honda’s tuning subsidiary clapped eyes on the aero-smothered Type R and decided its utmost priority wasn’t adding power, but pumping up the styling. Whatever they’re drinking, we’d love a sip…
Thus, meet the Mugen RC20GT, a supposed concept, but one that looks and sounds close to production. It’s the latest generation Civic Type R – the FK8 in nerd-speak – with the mother of all kits bolted atop its already aggressively clothed body.
Careful parking it, mind, as it’s almost all carbon, something the weave adorning the bumpers, spoilers and side skirts openly displays. Supplementing that are dive planes, extra vents and a grille seemingly nicked and bolted on from one of Audi’s wilder concepts.