If the Mugen RC20GT was a little too overwhelming for you, here’s a more reasonable alternative. This is the Mugen Honda Civic Type R FK8 Prototype, a test platform meant to showcase a range of parts that the company will offer for the hot hatch.

The usual array of modifications is present here, starting with a full body kit that includes bumpers and side skirts. Up front, the faux intakes have been made smaller thanks to body-coloured trim placed over them, joining a front lip, new bonnet scoop and a carbon-fibre bar bearing the Mugen and Honda badges.

Along the sides, carbon-fibre mirror caps have been added, and the car rides on 20-inch multi-spoke wheels in a similar colour scheme to those on the RC20GT, with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres to match.

Around back, a large, adjustable aluminium spoiler has been added, while the taillights gain new graphics of Mugen’s design. A more prominent diffuser element is part of the new bumper setup, which now includes a dual-pipe exhaust rather than the triple-pipe of the stock car.

Inside, the interior features black Mugen bucket seats, carbon-fibre trim has been added to the steering wheel, and the shift knob is wrapped in bright red leather, with Mugen script on it.

No word if Mugen gave the hot hatch a boost in power as this is merely a demonstration car,” but fresh from the factory, the Civic Type R offers 320 PS and 400 Nm from its 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo engine.

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