Mugen Honda CR-Z shows hybrids can look very sporty

While the Honda CR-Z was already out to prove that hybrids don’t have to be boring, the company’s tuning arm Mugen thought it could make new hybrid sports coupe just a little more exciting with a couple of cosmetic upgrades.

Added by Honda dealers, buyers will be able to choose from a number of modifications including a new front splitter, daytime running lights, side seals, rear-diffuser, wheels and new rear-wing. Interior enhancement include a Mugen branded gear shifter, additional dials and carbon fiber rear-view mirror.

Sales of the 2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid will kick off in the U.S. in the second half of 2010.

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Refresher: The 2011 Honda CR-Z is powered by a 1.5L i-VTEC mated to Honda”s Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system. It produces a total of 122-hp and a maximum torque of 128 lb-ft when mated to manual transmission (123 lb-ft for CVT models). Fuel-economy is estimated at 31/37 mpg (city/highway) for the manual model and 36/38 mpg for the CVT model.

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– By: Kap Shah