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Classic Mugen Wheels: CF-48, MR-5, M7 (Updated)


Time for an "image tribute" to some classic Mugen wheels over the years. Let's start with the radiating-heat goodness of the CF-48. These are the uber rare black versions with black center caps. The black CRX ain't too bad either!



You have to have the black aero discs (and gold-colored logo / lettering) to go along with them! If you've ever owned CF-48 wheels you know there aren't many aero discs in circulation today...





The MR-5 was easily the most popular wheel of that era. The black-center version with polished lip is hard to beat!



Mugen CR-X Circuit Racer with Mugen MR-5 wheels.....



The M7 wheel is quite rare as very few were sold back in the day. It's all about the SUPER FACTORS!

1. SUPER PRECISION

2. SUPER DYNAMIC-BALANCED

3. SUPER DURABILITY

4. SUPER STRONG

5. SUPER LIGHT



*Update*

Here are a few more additions to our classic Mugen wheel tribute!


Mugen CF-48 wheels with the aero disks. American Honda provided the entire SCCA SSC class field with these wheels at the Runoff in 1985. Quite a sight! This brochure showed them available in GUN METALLIC, CHROME CUT SILVER and CHROME CUT BLACK.



A closer look:





From our image library. Old school shot of a Mugen-equipped EF with Mugen CF-48 wheels.



Update 2/14/2013:


Check out this Mugen 1985 Accord with CF-48 wheels! Brings back memories. Check out all the color and style variations, including a metallic aero disc version!



 

Mugen Racing History: Circa 2003

Today we have a Mugen history brochure from 2003. It includes a storied racing timeline that starts in 1973 and covers Mugen's major racing contributions, engines and accomplishments up to 2003.

 

Right-click to see the images at full size.




We are proud to have the King Motorsports / Mugen GT3 CRX included as part of Mugen history!


Mugen Legend Max Concept Car: 500+ HP, 4.0L


Ladies and Gents, may we present the Mugen Legend Max Concept Car, unveiled at the 2005 Tokyo Auto Salon. This V8 beast was created to be a world class sports sedan-- designed to go toe to toe with AMG and Alpina.


Here are specs for the Study Concept Model "LM (Legend Max)"


ENGINE

> Engine name: Mugen MF408S

> Engine type: V8 Naturally Aspirated

> Displacement: 4.0 Liters

> Horsepower: over 500ps

> Valvetrain: 32 valves, DOHC


DIMENSIONS

> Overall Length: 4980mm

> Overall Width: 1905mm

> Wheelbase: 2800mm


WHEELS & TIRES

> Wheel: 18" Alloy (18x9.5JJ)

> Tire: 275/35R18


BRAKES

> Rotor: 5 slit

> Pad: Type Competition

> Hose: Micro Mesh Brake Lines


AERO

> Exterior: "Increased Advance Body"


INTERIOR

> Seat: Bucket Type (Front)


COLOR

> Exterior: Firecracker Red

> Interior: Black & Blue


Specs for the MF408S in the VEMAC RD408R

> Layout: 90 degree V8 Naturally Aspirated

> Displacement: 4000cc

> Horsepower: 590hp / 9500rpm

> Torque: 383lb/ft / 7500rpm

> Restrictor: 33.4mm x2 or 46.8mm x1

> Clutch: Carbon 4 plate

> Length: 559mm

> Width: 720mm

> Height: 577mm

> Weight: 131kg



** Thanks to vtec.net for the specs -- head over there to see pics from TAS 2005 **

1968: Honda Racing RA301


The Honda RA301 was produced by Honda Racing for the 1968 Formula One season. It was introduced during the 1968 Spanish Grand Prix, the second round of the season. Like its predecessor (RA300), the car was co-developed by Lola Cars, and called "Lola T180" by Lola Cars.



The car was an update of the previous season's RA300, using the same RA273E engine. As Honda was also focused on developing the air-cooled RA302, the RA301's development suffered and Surtees only managed a best of second place in the France. Poor reliability saw him managing to finish just two other races.



The car was planned to be replaced by the RA302 at the 1968 French Grand Prix, but Surtees refused to drive the new car because of safety concerns. After the death of Jo Schlesser at that race, Surtees again refused to drive the RA302 at the 1968 Italian Grand Prix, and the RA301 was used until the end of the season.


With Honda's withdrawal from Formula One at the end of the season, the RA301 was the last F1 car raced by Honda until the 2006 Formula One season's Honda RA106.


 

** Thanks to Wikipedia for the history and Motorsport Retro for the pic **


Mugen MF10L - Best of the Pack (Updated)


If wheels were animals, the Mugen wheels would be the ruthless carnivores at the top of the food chain. In that elite pack, the forged MF10 wheels are the dominant males.


Of the MF10 wheels, the best of the pack was the MF10L. The "L" suffix tells the world these are the ultra-lightweight versions of the MF10, specifically made for the race track and only available in white. These are the only version of the MF10 to come in white rather than the standard bronze or silver. Completing the package are unique red and gray graphics sweeping opposing sides of the rim (these graphics are also exclusive to the MF10L).


These wheels are the king of the hill. The MF10L were specifically made for DC2, EK, EG and CRX fitments and were available only in 15" diameter. These are a super light version of the MF10 wheel. Put in perspective, each wheel is only about the weight of 2 of your mom's laptop computers. They are forged wheels so they are super strong and great for racing, which is what they were designed for. Ideal for reducing un-sprung weight -- which translates into faster acceleration and better transient response.


Here are specs for the 2 sizes the MF10L were available in:


Size: 15x6.5

Offset: +45mm 

Bolt pattern: 4x100 

Color: Racing White

Weight: Approx. 10.5 pounds each


Size: 15x7

Offset: +40mm 

Bolt pattern: 4x100 

Color: Racing White

Weight: Approx. 11 pounds each




What if we told you that an extremely limited quantity of the 15x6.5 MF10L wheels were recently found in a dark corner of Mugen's warehouse? And that those sets were on their way to King Motorsports for sale in late January 2013? Follow us on Facebook to be the first to hear the official announcement!





Here's the sticker on the inner barrel of the rim:



Close up of the Mugen MF10L sizing from the brochure:



We'll leave you with this drool-worthy K20A-powered EK4 on Mugen MF10L wheels from HT '07:



Update 1/2/2013:


We are happy to announce that a very limited quantity of the MF10L 15x6.5 wheels are on their way to us now and are due to arrive in our Wisconsin facility the week of January 28, 2013. Then we'll ship 'em out to a few lucky folks. The wheels are up for pre-order now on the King Motorsports site at a special price! Priced as a set of four wheels.

http://www.kingmotorsports.com/p-4335-mugen-mf10l-wheels-15x65-45mm-offset-4x100.aspx


When they are gone, THEY ARE GONE!


Update 2/4/2013:


Mugen shipment MK 13-01 has arrived at our loading dock. 95 boxes of Mugen goodies, including the very last of the Mugen MF10L wheels! Most have been sold by this point, so those who acted quickly were wise to do so. :)



We inspect one of the sets. Gorgeous!