Honda’s sporting heritage is well known amongst enthusiasts, as is performance company Mugen – a long-time Honda tuner which will once again turn its attention to the Honda range for the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon.
Naturally the sportier variants in Honda’s range will be treated to the Mugen treatment with the S660 Roadster scoring not one, but two enhancement packs.
The first is a little low key, featuring lightweight alloy wheels, a redesigned Mugen grille, a twin-tipped centre outlet exhaust, and red leather Mugen seats.
The more extreme version adds an array of new body panels, with extensions to the front and rear bumpers and side sills, a redesigned rear engine cover, adjustable rear wing, new front guards, and vented bonnet giving the diminutive roadster a more aggressive presence.
Honda’s already outlandish-looking Civic Type R also gets a styling once-over with new aero parts added to the bumpers and sills, new alloy wheels, a towering rear wing, a vented bonnet, and re-profiled rear wheel arch mouldings providing even more visual presence.
At this point Mugen isn’t providing any details of performance upgrades for the Civic Type R or S660 twins, but there’s a good chance that there’ll be some extra herbs and spices to go with the added visual flair.
The less likely models to line up on the Mugen stand include a pumped-up Vezel Hybrid compact SUV (sold in australia as the HR-V) treated to new alloy wheels, slimline wind-visors, a full set of bumper and sill extensions, and a coat of Premium Crystal Red Metallic paint.
The boxy STEPWGN Spada MPV also gets the Mugen treatment and wears a new front bumper and grille, 18-inch alloys, lowered suspension, and a sports exhaust.
And the missing models? While it makes sense for Mugen to tackle Honda’s newest performance flagship, the NSX, the company has resisted the urge to modify the supercar contender this year. Honda’s new tenth generation Civic, so far shown as a sedan and coupe, has also escaped a Mugen re-style
Full details of the Mugen range, as well as more modified madness from the Tokyo Auto Salon will be revealed in the lead up to the show’s opening on January 15.