Hot CR-Z Mugen Revealed Ahead Of Goodwood Debut


These are the first official pics of the new supercharged Honda CR-Z Mugen, which is due to make its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this july.

As we revealed in our previous story on the Mugen CR-Z, the new car will retain its 1.5-litre motor and Honda IMA electric motor, but will also be equipped with a supercharger, giving the diminutive hybrid coupe around 198bhp and 181lb ft of torque

Early tests with a prototype car based on a standard CR-Z and what Mugen describes as a 'mid-tune' engine have given 0-60mph times around that of the Civic Type R (think high six seconds).

But the car should get a further 15 per cent increase in power over this 'stage 1' engine andmore than 50kg reduced from the chassis - so we can expect prett darn nippy performance from the finished version - along with those ever-more important low fuel consumption figures.

"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-30s mpg when tapping into the supercharged power in a special 'Mugen' mode."



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  • rocketride 18 May 2011

    Shocking!! vomit

  • BBS-LM 18 May 2011

    To fast to furious, Honda next move. hehe

  • George H 18 May 2011

    That is awful.

    hurl

  • Gizmo! 18 May 2011

    I realise what I am about to say is a bit stupid... but if this drives half as well as the one I have in GT5, it'll be bleedin' wonderful. Seriously.

  • Tyre Tread 18 May 2011

    What's not to like.

    A quick and nimble coupe that appears to salute the tree huggers but actually says 'screw you' as you press the loud pedal.

    Gentle when you want it to be (on your wallet) and quick when you need it to be.

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