Honda and MUGEN Euro have released the first official photographs of the new Honda CR-Z MUGEN – the higher-performance
hybrid hatchback that the CR-Z should have been from the start.
“Development of the supercharged Honda CR-Z is on track, with performance figures already looking promising,” Honda said. “Early tests with a prototype car based on a standard CR-Z and a mid-tune engine have given 0-60mph times around that of the Civic Type R.”
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Power for the Honda CR-Z Mugen will come from a 1.5L i-VTEC gasoline engine that will get a supercharger, boosting output to 200-ps (197-hp) with a maximum torque of 181 lb-ft.
“Early fuel consumption tests have also been encouraging,” says Colin Whittamore from MUGEN Euro. “We’ve retained the three driving modes from the standard car and economy ranges from 50+mpg in ‘eco’ mode to mid-30 mpg when tapping into the supercharged power in a special ‘MUGEN’ mode.”
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