Yet another Honda Civic Type R sold for nearly half a million Ringgit. What gives?

Sanjay/Aug 02, 2020 11:00 AM

I bet to the outside world, us car people look like a bunch of loons. We ogle over what people think are just tools to go places, and sometimes, those tools look like normal Honda Civics but cost a lot. Almost RM 400,000 a lot. 

Honda Civic Type R Mugen FN2 Meter

Make no mistake, we love the Civic. We think the 8th-gen Civic FD is the best of the bunch. Perhaps someday that too will command RM 300,000 as this 25-year old EK9 did recently.

The hottest Civic of its time

Honda Civic Type R Mugen FN2 Front 3rd Quarter

This time, the car in question is a little bit newer. You’re looking at the Honda Civic FN2 that went for HKD 688,000 (RM 377,535) recently. Phew. 

Honda Civic Type R Mugen FN2 Interior

What gives? Well for starters this isn’t your mom-and-pop Civic, it’s a Type R. And it’s no ordinary Type R either - Mugen sprinkled their fairy dust on it. 

Ultra-rare parts and handbuilt finesse

Honda Civic Type R Mugen FN2 K20 Engine

This Mugen R boasts upgraded camshafts, stainless steel exhaust, uprated intake and even a custom ECU map that matches the owner’s driving pattern. Good for 237 PS when all’s said and done.

Honda Civic Type R Mugen FN2 Wheels

Lightweight forged alloy wheels, four-piston monoblock calipers and ‘completely revised’ suspension are all there to make the car handle all its power.

Honda Civic Type R Mugen FN2 Rear 3rd Quarter

On the outside, it gets a more aggressive body kit, a bigger-is-always-better spoiler and obligatory Mugen badges, capped off in Championship White paint. 

The K20 Spec-R's last hurrah

Honda Civic Type R Mugen FN2 Interior

Apart from all the goodies, what makes it uber pricy is its rarity - only 20 were produced, and this is #21 - the last one ever made.

Honda Civic Type R Mugen FN2 Interior

I know, I know, I hear you. For some reason car #13 was never made, so here we are.

Honda Civic Type R Mugen FN2 Front Hood

It was never driven much too, with only 17,769 km on the clock. 

Honda Civic Type R Mugen FN2 Rear Back Spoiler

Too bad it's not available anymore, but the dealer (Hong Kong's Contempo Concepts) still has tons of sweet rides for sale still. Are you up for the challenge?

Source: The Drive
Photo credits: Contempo Concepts

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