Honda and Mugen released some new photos and details on the Mugen CR-Z Concept, as it prepares for its debut at this year’s Goodwood FoS.
This concept car is a showcase of what Mugen could do with the CR-Z if they could be bothered, which apparently they can’t. This prototype is valued over £150,000 but you can’t buy it and they have no plans to make it, at least not for now.
The Mugen CR-Z is thoroughly upgraded to deliver the same sort of performance as a Civic Type-R. That’s a tall order for a 120-hp 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine coupled to a small electric motor. But Mugen’s treatment has raised the power to 200PS and 215Nm of torque. That’s what the standard CR-Z should have had.
To cope with the added power, Mugen has also fitted the car with sport suspension, upgraded brakes, and a body kit consisting of Mugen front and rear under spoilers, side skirts, rear wing and 17-inch lightweight forged alloy Mugen GP wheels. Carbon fibre bonnet and doors not only reduce the overall weight of the car but enhance the sporty look, while the eye-catching Brilliant Orange Metallic paint provides the finishing touch.
Although you can’t buy this car, Mugen offers some of its parts and components as aftermarket parts:
- Bumper skirts, grille, side skirts and rear wing – £2600
- Interior assist meters, gear knob and rear view mirror – £1600
- Exhaust, wheels, and suspension – £6500