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2013 Honda CR-Z RZ by Mugen

That didn’t take long, did it?

Only days after Honda unveiled an updated version of their sports hybrid model, the CR-Z , the Japanese automaker has already enlisted the help of their in-house aftermarket company to give it added flair.

Mugen took the task and the result is a more aggressive and more powerful car that definitely gives the face lifted model some serious attitude.

Aesthetically, Mugen went and added new exterior components to the CR-Z, including a new carbon fiber bonnet, more aggressive fog lamps, a new carbon wing mirror, a large rear spoiler, modified bumpers and skirts, and a new set of 17" dark matte grey finished wheels.

Inside, the CR-Z was treated to new sports seats, new trim materials with blue accents and a boost gauge for the supercharger...

Wait, there’s a supercharger? Thanks to Mugen, there is!

So what happens when a supercharger kit is added to a 1.5-liter engine that produces 136 horsepower? Customers will be able to benefit from 40 extra ponies, netting them a total of 176 horsepower.

This Mugen-tuned CR-Z will only have 300 models built with each priced at £33,000, which is around $55,000 based on current exchange rates. Sales are expected to begin in November in Japan.



8 comments:

i see what you mean brad. i did kind of exaggerated on that, but you got what i was saying. i guess flexibility is good also.

am i the only one that thinks this price tag is a little too high? i mean, there are so many cars you can buy in that price range. not to mention the second hand market!

these kind of cars should be to sport cars what the first Golf GTI was to hatchbacks! take your kids to school, stop at the track and have fun, then go by the groceries and go home to your wife without here even suspectig anything more than some heavier traffic than usual.

@Tinur: what you say is like if you have the chain-saw, you must cut down every tree you see. Having such a car gives you the possibility of going to the race track with little fuel consumption, giving you more fuel to burn there and have fun. and still having plenty of juice left to go home after!

if it’s a hybrid, that makes it better for town? having a hybrid sports-car isn’t just like having a chain-saw but using it shut down to cut trees?

i wonder how many HP does it have. and, more important, how many HP/ton. because i see it has carbon-fiber-everything, i’d expect good numbers.

boy, do the Japanese move fast or what? how long does it take BMW to come with its new M series? i don’t think it;s several days anyhow!

Yeah, great upgrade, it’s a really good car for what it’s offering, even if some people consider the engine as being "old style".

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