For six months, Mugen has lead us all to believe that their Honda CR-Z Concept was just for display purposes, wiping away any hopes of ever seeing a production model. Now it seems as though they have come around and officially confirmed that the Honda CR-Z by Mugen will indeed see the light of production day. It will be put on sale in February 2012, with prices in the UK starting at £23,000 or about $36,000 at the current exchange rates.

The production version Mugen CR-Z will use a supercharger and a remapped ECU to increase power for the 1.5L four cylinder engine to 197 HP and 158 lb-ft of torque, up from the standard 122 HP and 128 lb-ft of torque. Next to the extra power, customers will also have the opportunity to choose between a wide range of Mugen accessories, including stiffer springs and dampers, larger wheels, bigger brakes, and replacement carbon bonnet and doors.

Maybe it’s a coincidence that Honda has confirmed the production version Mugen CR-Z at the same time Toyota and Subaru debuted the GT 86 and BRZ, respectively, or maybe they are developing this model solely for viable competition. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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  (374) posted on 02.24.2012

Seeing this car took my interest. Well, because I made the transformation of my car look like this. Yap, I customized my car similar here I used orange as its major color, and it gave striking color for my car. But that is not intentional, haha. That’s the reason why I feel connected to Honda CR-Z.

  (317) posted on 02.15.2012

It would look great if it’s installed with angel eyes headlights. It will enhance the overall design of the CR-Z.

  (858) posted on 02.1.2012

Congratulations to Mugen because they finally come up to application and production of their concept, but the applied power and accessories are no that impressive. 

  (296) posted on 01.13.2012

Well, I am not satisfied with the front hood design of this CR-Z, I think it is better if the black lining is not included. On the other hand, the exterior looks is pretty stunning, plus the engine specification of it. I can say that this one is a fast car.

  (300) posted on 01.9.2012

February 2012 is about to come and I can sense that many Honda lovers are looking forward to welcome this car. Though I am not that satisfied on its design, I can say that it is pretty cool with that color.

  (58) posted on 11.30.2011

This POS costs $150,000, none of the engine parts can be purchased by the public and worst of all it will NOT corner in any turn without massive understeer! No thanks I’ll buy a Ferrari 458 first!

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