Close Up: Mugen FN2 (European Type-R)

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Thought I’d break up the photos from the 2011 Mugen Circuit Challenge with a closer look at Mugen’s attempt at the Honda FN2; Europe’s offering of the Civic Type-R.  I remember when this model was released it garnered mixed opinions among the Honda community.  After giving it a few years to soak in however, I think I kinda like it.  Not only is it a very unique chassis design, it seems to be quite rare as well.  Let’s check out how Mugen modified it.

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The mild aero treatment is extremely good looking.  Mugen gives it that aggressive track look, while still managing to retain it’s OEM lines.  I especially like the front fenders.

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Looking at the profile you can see how ‘European’ this hatchback really is!  It sort of reminds me of a Clio, or other similar hatches.

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The Mugen GP Forged wheels match the white exterior perfectly.  I like this shot; lined up with the FD2 on silver GP’s.  Which do you prefer?

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A shot from the rear as the FN was leaving to go rip up Tsukuba 1000.  I like the flush exhaust in the bumper – ha!  As I’m writing this I glanced down at my J’s Racing calender, and for the month of March there’s a shot of their FN2!  Coincidence?  Hope you enjoyed the shots from JDM Clips!

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