The names of MUGEN and HONDA are famously and successfully bound together in motorsport and have been so for over thirty years.
As HONDA’s activities in racing have followed its marketing, engineering and environmental needs, MUGEN has either followed with the support of its competition experience (past examples being F3, Touring Car racing, Japanese GT, Integra one-make series, NSX at Le Mans, F Nippon) or taken over and continued to develop projects, the successful F1 engine programme during 1992 to 1999 (4 victories) being a prime example.
For MUGEN, Japanese for “Unlimited”, the name means just that. There are no limits to the Company’s ambitions in advancing its technology and promoting HONDA’s engineering excellence. The aim is always to secure victories on the race track or rally stage, co-operating directly with professional teams and engine preparation companies, but also through supplying the same advanced and high quality motorsport products to individual competitors.
MUGEN EURO has to date supplied over 300 units of the Japanese domestic market (higher-power ) FD2 version of the HONDA K20A V-Tec 2.0L 4 cylinder engine, derived from the Civic Type R. Even in standard form this power unit produces 225PS at 8,600 rpm. No other FIA Gr-N homologated normally-aspirated engine of this displacement has this performance, making it an ideal basis for racing and rally use in progressive stages of modification as has been proven by a multitude of race and championship wins.