Thursday, 12 May 2011

Motul Mugen Civic

It's a car familiar to Gran Turismo fans. But what actually is it?

Well, it's a Motul Mugen Civic Si racer, built by Mugen in 1987. The 1600cc DOHC was tuned to produce 225bhp, including forged pistons, race cams, 80% increased injector flow, baffled sump, double-width radiator, straight-through exhaust, as well as 6-point cage, LSD and AP Racing brakes.

The original now lives at the Twin Ring Motegi Museum:

...but a guy in Holland has built a brilliant replica - click here for the build thread.

Pretty cool, huh?

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