Mugen’s hardcore version of the Honda CR-Z hybrid will be supercharged and have around 197bhp, the company has revealed.
The CR-Z’s 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine has been rebuilt by Mugen and features several bespoke parts and strengthened internal components. It will produce around 50 per cent more power and torque than the standard car, Honda claims.
As well as having near-200bhp, the engine will also put out 181lb ft. The petrol-electric hybrid’s original IMA electric motor is retained for a further power and torque boost.
Mugen has developed a new electrical management system, Mugen iCF, to ensure its substantial mechanical upgrades work in harmony with the CR-Z’s electrics.
As well as the power and torque upgrades, the Mugen CR-Z will get a significant weight reduction, a wider rear track and five-step adjustable dampers front and rear.
Larger brakes with four-pot monobloc callipers sit beneath 17-inch forged-alloy Mugen GP wheels.