Mugen released the first pictures of their version of Honda CR-Z, and they don’t really look like the first renderings they revealed back in March.
Maybe it’s the color combination, but anyway, the looks doesn’t matter really since the CR-Z is a good-looking car. What matters about this car is the performance. Has Mugen managed to cure the Z’ lack of power and increase the performance to a decent level?
Well, they are not ready yet to answer that precisely with facts and figures, but they do promise it’ll deliver Civic Type-R kind of performance. The electric motors will remain untouched in this upgrade program but the Vtec unit will be boosted and the whole car will be lighter and more aerodynamic efficient than the standard CR-Z. This way they hope to arrive at better performance while maintaining the car’s fuel economy.
The finished product will be revealed at the next Goodwood Festival of Speed.