• Nov 3, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the Mugen JDM Honda Odyssey

Thousands of soccer moms would probably argue that Honda's Odyssey is the greatest vehicle ever built. Well, the rest of us know that the Toyota Sienna is an equal, but both are still relatively boring.

Mugen has been making pedestrian Hondas more exciting for 35 years and its most recent project is the new JDM Honda Odyssey, which is a different vehicle entirely than the Odyssey sold in the U.S. Nevertheless, it could possibly be the most exciting-looking minivan ever created, "looking" being the key word there. For the JDM Odyssey, Mugen leaves its 203-hp four-cylinder alone and focuses mostly on the minivan's appearance. A new grille, new front and rear fascias, sporty-looking rear wing, side ground effects a line of custom wheels make up the Mugenized Odyssey. A sport exhaust and brake kit with slotted rotors are as close to performance upgrades as you're going to get. Nevertheless, it's still cooler than any minivan we have over here. Including the Odyssey and Sienna.


[Source: Nihon Car]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      hey so when can we expect the 'by the numbers' for October?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hey honey, on your way to the grocery store can you pick up some RICE!!

      That thing is sad. Looking at minivans makes me glad I'm 22 with limited responsibilities and the exact car I want given my budget.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow... good thing they put the Mugen name on this.

      It may look cool, but why even bother without any performance increase?
        • 6 Years Ago
        LMFAO @ Tourian How true. Ah, such is the way of rice...
        • 6 Years Ago
        The 204 hp figure isn't all that bad. USDM Odysseys have 244hp but weigh almost 4400lbs. The JDM Odyssey Absolute weighs about 3700lbs.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That's what Mugen does. They take a Honda product, add some special stuff to it while not increasing performance, and jack up the price. Fanboys love it. Mature people ask "Why?".

        203hp 4 in a minivan though? That thing must be a dog. (Even more than the Porsche GT2, for those that saw TG S12E1.)
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, but it isn't all about horsepower, its about torque. And with the 4 in the JDM vs the 6 in the US, oh wait, forget it we are talking about Hondas. Silly me for bringing up torque.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not bad. Too bad this isn't out here in the US nor is the Toyota Previa. It'd be pretty fun to see it go up against a tuned front-engine, rear-wheel drive, super-charged Previa on a track. =p
        • 6 Years Ago
        The Toyota would dust it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Cmon Dodge. Shove a HEMI into the Caravan.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This looks like the older Odysseys they used to sell in America before the real minivanning-up happened and it started looking more like the others. I drive an '06 Odyssey, and it's nothing to sneeze at- comfy leather seats, DVD player and a hookup that will acommodate a PlayStation or similar. It's not as sharp-looking as this Mugen, but it'll do 130.... or so I've heard. I'll deny I was there if you ask.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was in Japan a couple years back and rode in one of these things. It had Television in it! Not to mention GPS which totally outclasses what we have today :(
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why can't we get a decent 3 row here that's not a full size mini?!?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want me one o' dem dere Odysseys.
      • 6 Years Ago
      203hp Honda, sooo 89 ft/lbs. of torque?
      • 6 Years Ago
      That is a damn nice van!
      Bring it to America, and Don't do anything to it!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Might want to correct the caption under the photo...

      Awesome van though. In the late '80s I had a dream of a Dodge Caravan with AWD and the 3.0 twin turbo from the Stealth. We need sporty vans!
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dodge Caravan SRT-10.

        Hmm...
        • 6 Years Ago
        JDM Honda Odyssey looks like Honda Fit's...Big Momma!
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