For three days during January 12-14, 2018, the Tokyo Auto Salon 2018 was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. One of the exhibitors at this year’s show was Mugen, the company known for customizing Honda vehicles.
All eyes were on the MUGEN RC20GT, an exclusively tuned Civic Type R. For this concept, Mugen boosted the Civic Type R’s driving performance to its extreme and enhanced its aerodynamic, engine and cooling performance. The thought of how much power this muscular machine carries is quite frightening.
Also on display at the Mugen booth was the Mugen Civic Hatchback Prototype featuring a boosted engine, suspension and aerodynamics. Its impressive design belongs in the same category as the Type R, and hopefully it goes on the market pretty soon.
Other Mugens on display were the NSX for the Super Formula Championship and Super GT, and the Shinden electric superbike. The Mugen booth was decorated perfectly for those who love racing.
Written by Tetsuya Abe
Translated by Masayuki Shikata