You Can Buy A £12,000 Carbon Mugen Bonnet For The FK8 Honda Civic Type R

Some wild new Mugen parts are now available for the current Civic Type R, but they aren't cheap...
You Can Buy A £12,000 Carbon Mugen Bonnet For The FK8 Honda Civic Type R

The current Honda Civic Type R is not a hot hatch for the shy and retiring type. The FK8’s wings, vents and creases are - depending on who you ask - its best or worst attribute, but for anyone with weird enough taste to think the car’s styling doesn’t go far enough, Mugen has some solutions.

The renown tuner and motorsports outfit - founded by the son of Honda Motor Company founder Soichiro Honda - has a range of especially bonkers aesthetic additions for the Type R. Two new parts - an ‘aero bonnet’ and a rear wing, both made from carbon fibre - have been added, and are now available in the UK via distributor Torque GT.

You Can Buy A £12,000 Carbon Mugen Bonnet For The FK8 Honda Civic Type R

Given that both parts are large and made from a highly exotic material, they understandable aren’t cheap. The wing is £10,651.21, although if you’re happy to have it in glass fibre-reinforced plastic that drops to…a still very hefty £7,455.85.

The bonnet, meanwhile - one of several carbon Mugen hoods - is £11,834.68. Like the wing, it’s made from dry carbon fibre, an even more expensive version of the material made with pre-impregnated resin. The upper and lower dry carbon sections are attached to the standard FK8’s steel inner bonnet rib.

You Can Buy A £12,000 Carbon Mugen Bonnet For The FK8 Honda Civic Type R

Various other carbon fibre parts - including some front grille ‘garnish’ and a pair mirror caps - are also on the Mugen menu. Chuck them in the basket along with all of the more affordable vacuum-moulded plastic parts (side skirts, front splitter, rear diffuser and so on), and it’s possible to almost match the value of a brand new Type R in aesthetic and aero tweaks. Yikes.

The wheels seen on the FK8 above are available at Hendy - another UK Mugen distributor. Sitting down? Good - they’re £7200. Thankfully, there are some more attainable bits available, including a carbon fibre gear knob for £170.

Any of these Mugen go-faster bits take your fancy?



Well… I have always hated the ‘shitvic’, but I have to admit with pain in my heart.. this one looks pretty good😂

06/29/2020 - 13:14 |
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06/29/2020 - 17:43 |
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🎺🎺thank mr skeltal

That’s even more outrageous than the stock one, I love it! Not a massive fan of these rims though, I’d probably go with some OZ Superturismos instead

06/29/2020 - 13:29 |
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slevo beavo

Oh my Jesus!!! That’s is one ugly looking car, and I dont mind the slightly chavy standard type R.

You sure this is made by halfords?

06/29/2020 - 17:41 |
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forza aero at the rear

06/30/2020 - 01:53 |
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7500 for a spoiler? are they having a laugh? i mean you can buy a nice car for the same money as that spoiler.

06/30/2020 - 06:53 |
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V-Tech and EcoBoost kicked in yo

Dropping the wheel size from dining table to stock would probably offer more performance than a CF hood.

06/30/2020 - 09:19 |
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