Here’s a fitting sendoff to both the current Honda Civic hatchback and the famed K20 2.0-litre petrol engine – the Honda Civic Type R Mugen 2.2. Developed by Northampton UK based Mugen Euro, the most extreme version of the FN2 Civic has increased bore and stroke to make 2,156 cc, hence the 2.2 in the name.

From that, Mugen Euro have coaxed out 20 extra horses over the Civic Type R Mugen that came out last year. The final tally is 260 hp and peak torque of 240 Nm at 6,000 rpm. Besides that, the car gets Mugen sports suspension, brakes and bodykit.

A teaser image of the next gen Civic hatchback is already out ahead of its debut in Frankfurt, and this will be the last of the FN2s. The K20 engine, which powers the only two complete road cars produced by Mugen (FD2 Civic Mugen RR saloon and FN2 Civic Type R Mugen), has ceased production in Japan.

“Environmental pressures mean naturally aspirated engines are rapidly being superseded by other engine architectures and technologies. We may never see the like of the K20 in a mainstream production car again, so it felt only fitting we mark the occasion with this special 2.2 version of the Honda Civic Type R,” said Hiro Toyoda, VP of Mugen Euro.