We were expecting a Type-R CR-Z, but looks like we are getting the Mugen CR-Z first. We’re not complaining!
Honda has confirmed production of the Mugen-tuned CR-Z, revealed before as a concept, with a base price of around £23,000.Honda is apparently moved by the Toyota GT86!
The Mugen CR-Z is what the standard CR-Z should have been from the beginning. The car is still a hybrid with the same electric motor, but the internal combustion one supercharged for a combined output of 197 bhp and 158 lb-ft of torque. I know that’s still not much, but compared to the 120bhp of the standard car it’s pretty good.
That means you can actually have some fun behind the wheel, but no matter what you do to it, it won’t do less than 40 mpg.
Most of the Mugen goodies however will be optional extras. Stuff like the carbon fiber body panels, stiffer suspension, wheels and brakes. The Mugen CR-Z also comes with a body kit to be distinguished from the normal models.