260-hp Honda Civic Type R MUGEN

September 9, 2011 at 10:52 am

Mugen announced plans for  260-hp version of the Honda Civic Type R powered by a 2.2 liter engine.It is basically the same 2.0 liter engine tuned for a proper send-off. The cylinder bore and stroke have been increased to create an overall capacity of 2,156cc, so the car has been christened the Honda Civic Type R MUGEN 2.2. The result of the change is a boost in engine output from 240 to 260PS, and additional torque is available throughout the rev range. Peak torque is now 240Nm at 6,000rpm. Compared to a standard Honda Civic Type R, both power and torque are up 30 per cent. It has been created as a fitting tribute to the highly successful Honda K20 [...]

Honda CR-Z Mugen RR Specs

August 3, 2011 at 8:59 am

Honda keeps saying the Mugen CR-Z concepts are just design studies and they will never make them. But then they keep releasing new details on them, teasing people to death! So they might become real after all. As for the specs of the Mugen CR-Z RR, it has been created with many bespoke prototype parts, several of which are created in carbon fibre, including the bonnet, passenger doors and rear tailgate. Other features unique to the car include a full length carbon-fibre underbody, a twin central-exit exhaust, vented front bumpers and race-developed suspension.  Orange 4-piston monobloc brake calipers and forged 18-inch alloy wheels both complement the vibrant Valencia Orange Pearl exterior paint work. interior features include MUGEN-branded colour-coded leather/Alcantara, a [...]

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. 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 [...]

Honda CR-Z by MUGEN

March 18, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Mugen is one of the most famous names in the world of performance motoring. Even if you haven’t experience joys of driving a Mugen Honda, you must have heard about it. Anyhow, they have now decided to make thing right with the CR-Z, now that Honda itself is reluctant to come up with a better version of it. The Honda CR-Z by MUGEN EURO is to all intents and purposes the Type-R version of the car. Only it is a concept car for the 2011 Goodwood festival of Speed and there is no plan for production. But they really should make it because only this can save the CR-Z from itself! The CR-Z MUGEN will feature enhancements to both the [...]

Ariel Atom Mugen

December 18, 2010 at 7:39 pm

The great Ariel Atom will turn 10 next year and to celebrate this occasion they are going to unveil a limited edition of just 10 cars. They are tuned by Mugen, which has tweaked the Honda Civic Type R’s K20Z 2.0 liter 270 hp engine that powers the Atom. It is also going to be a lightened and tougher than regular four-cylinder Atoms, but probably not just as tough as the V8 model. It is made only for track use. Look for the new Ariel Atom Mugen at the 2011 Autosport International Motorsport Show in Birmingham.