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!

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The CR-Z MUGEN will feature enhancements to both the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and the Honda IMA system to boost power and torque, while bespoke brakes and suspension will be fitted to improve the chassis dynamics. They can not specify performance figures now, but it’s going to be much better than the standard car’s 120-hp.

Lightweight components, including a carbon fibre bonnet, will be employed to lower the overall weight, and the car will use MUGEN alloy wheels to reduce unsprung mass. The Mugen body kit includes front and rear bumpers, and a spoiler. It looks good, doesn’t it!

“We wanted to extend the performance of the CR-Z,” says Hiro Toyoda of MUGEN Euro. “It is already a fun car to drive, with an excellent chassis, but we thought that with more power and enhanced torque delivery it could be even more exciting. However, as with all MUGEN projects, we have stayed true to the Honda design and philosophy, and the electric motor is still a vital ingredient to boost performance and economy.”

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