Honda unveils 2007 Civic MUGEN Si Sedan
(autoinsidernews) - Earlier today, Honda revealed a prototype Civic MUGEN Si Sedan, which was prepared by legendary Honda tuner MUGEN, at the SEMA show. The 2007 Civic MUGEN Si Sedan is equipped with a high performance suspension, forged aluminum wheels, aerodynamic body styling and a sport exhaust system.
The 2007 Civic MUGEN Si Sedan features a track tuned suspension, tested at the Twin Ring Motegi racing circuit in Japan, which lowers the vehicle by 0.6 inches with aggressive spring and damper tuning for enhanced handling performance while still maintaining ride comfort. Compared to the stock Civic Si Sedan, front and rear damping force (both bump and rebound) was increased between 8- and 24-percent (the rate varies depending on condition). Lightweight 16.7-pound 18Г-7.5-inch forged aluminum wheels (27 percent lighter than the stock 17Г-7 alloy wheel) and high-grip BFGoodrich g-Force KDW 215/40ZR18 summer tires help to further improve handling, reports Trend.
The full-vehicle aero-package adds a front spoiler with a sports grille (with special MUGEN Si emblem), side spoilers, a rear bumper diffuser and a rear wing.
Honda will sell the factory-prepared MUGEN Civic for the first time in U.S., with a planned production in limited quantities of 500 units a year. The Civic MUGEN Si will be available at U.S. Honda dealers starting in spring 2007 with a suggested retail price under $30,000 and a full factory warranty.