Honda CR-Z Mugen Revealed

May 18, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Mugen finally dropped the first pictures of the highly anticipated CR-Z Mugen, set for debut at the next Goodwood festival of speed.

The car will feature a number of upgrades including a massive body kit, uprated suspension, wheels and tires, brakes and of course engine. Mugen will tune the VTEC internal combustion engine to up to 200 ho but maintains the electric motor in its standard form. They say the car will deliver performance like the Civic Type-R hot hatch but with the same fuel economy as the standard CR-Z which has only a dismal 120 hp.

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Early tests with a prototype car based on a standard CR-Z and a mid-tune engine have given 0-60mph times around that of the Civic Type R. After a further 15 per cent increase in power over this ‘stage 1′ engine and with over 50kg reduced from the chassis, overall performance is set to meet MUGEN’s original targets.

“Early fuel consumption tests have also been encouraging,” says Colin Whittamore from MUGEN Euro. “We’ve retained the three driving modes from the standard car and economy ranges from 50+mpg in ‘eco’ mode to mid-30 mpg when tapping into the supercharged power in a special ‘MUGEN’ mode.”

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