As Featured On EzineArticles.comFinally I got my chance to test drive the new Mugen RR! Super cool huh! Test drive Mugen RR was a dream for every Honda fan especially those in the mod business!

My friend called me on Friday morning saying “Bro, my RR landed in NAZA showroom! I am gonna picked it on Monday or Tuesday along with my registration plate.” I was surprised! I could not believe that he really bought the RM350,000 Mugen RR which was about USD$102,000.

The Honda Civic Mugen RR had a limited production run of only three hundreds units worldwide and only in Milan Red color, same as my Euro R color. Mugen RR was powered by Honda well-known K20A motor, which also used in FD2R, DC5, EP3, CL7 and many other models. K20A tuned by Mugen could output 240HP which no other mod group could produce now. (Can …. JC Racing, Spoon, Toda, Comptect,… many of them can produces as well, but it will void the car warranty with the modifications… The Mugen RR is approved by Honda, all parts are authorized by Honda Japan as for street legal.”

I woke up 7am and got myself ready for my friend arrival. About 15 mins later, I saw the blood-red car coming to my gate. Here it is, the Mugen RR is here! I was so excited now to race on the highway.

I was walking around the car and checking the spoiler, bodykits, rims, tires, exhaust, for like 20minutes. Then I opened up the driver side door, slowly and carefully sit on the Recaro Racing-type seat. The seat was also different from Type R, it came with feature lightweight carbon fiber shells.

Turn the key and push the red button, the motor fired up! I drove the RR to Jawi for breakfast. On the Jawi highway, I stepped hard, racing all the way to Bukit Merah. All I could express was, excellent!

The Mugen RR was really a street race car but the steering a bit light, other than that, it is a race car champion. The V-Tec screamed all the way up to 9,200RPM. The engine was fully packed with torque!

Civic Type R suspension was already consider bumpy to me for street use, but the Mugen RR is even stiffer! That was why the car ride amazingly stable, even at 235km/h speed (Apexi RSM installed). When crusing around 230km/h, You would just felt like you were driving around 140km/h on a normal Civic. After the exit of Bukit Merah toll, I u-turned and got back to the return route. Spun up the front wheel after the smart-tag scanned, I speed up all the way till the 360 degree highway entrance service road and dropped gear from 4th to 3rd to 2nd, by heel toe way. Woh! I underestimated the potential of RR. I could even go faster than what I was clocked-in now, the 4 tires were sticking on the road! Sweet!

I did not know what would be the top speed of this car because I got no chance to race due to heavy traffic on the Malaysia “Pariak” Highway.

Anyway, I am very happy with the test drive on the highway. Thanks to Ryan! The RR was an untouchable machine on the street. It could easily eat any Bimmer 325i.