The Honda CR-Z is an exciting little hybrid that has mainly disappointed us with a dire need for far more strength if it at any time hopes to dwell up to its guarantee as a sports coupe. The tuners at Mugen have promised to adjust all that with a souped-up model of the unique tiny hatch, and Vehicle reviews the consequence is a fifty-% ability boost via forced injection.
2011 Mugen Honda CR-Z First Sketches
The British mag says the Mugen Euro will attribute a supercharger mated to the normal one.five-liter 4-cylinder, which bumps the ability output to 197 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. That's a far cry from the stock 113 ponies and 107 lb-ft, nevertheless the engineers at Mugen reportedly managed to uncover a way sync Honda's integrated hybrid aid method. That must make for a fairly effective very little screamer, and Mugen is reportedly hoping induction and exhaust upgrades will assist its sizzling hatch enhance on the CRZ's 38 miles per gallon. Not if you're working with all 197 of people ponies on a typical foundation.
More upgrades noted by Automobile are a host of pounds-saving tech such as 17-inch forged Mugen GP wheels, front and rear adjustable dampers and upgraded brakes. Expected visual updates contain Mugen-spec front and rear bumpers, a substantial rear wing and facet skirts.
When the Mugen Euro CR-Z makes its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, we're informed to be expecting Sort-R levels of efficiency. Sadly, we won't be keeping our breath for a U.S. launch any time quickly.