New pics of Honda's latest Mugen-tuned one-off CR-Z concept
1 August 2011

Honda has released new pictures of its latest Mugen-tuned hardcore hybrid CR-Z concept.

The Honda CR-Z Mugen RR is the work of the Japanese arm of Mugen and follows the Honda CR-Z Mugen created as a one-off by Mugen’s European operation. Honda says the car demonstrates Mugen’s capabilities in terms of “function, style, performance and ability”.

See the official pics of the Honda CR-Z Mugen RR

The CR-Z Mugen RR was first seen on static display at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month. Like its European sibling, it is a one-off concept with no immediate plans for production.

Honda has released no details of the CR-Z Mugen RR’s powertrain. The European version used a 197bhp-supercharged version of the standard CR-Z’s 1.5-litre petrol engine and electric motor hybrid set-up.

A large fixed rear wing dominates the exterior of the car. Much of the bodywork – including the bonnet, doors and rear tailgate - is bespoke and is made from carbonfibre.

Read Autocar's first drive of the Honda CR-Z Mugen

The concept also features a race-developed suspension system, a full length carbonfibre underbody, a specially vented front bumper, twin central exhausts, forged 18-inch alloy wheels, four-piston monobloc brake calipers and a striking Valencia Orange Pearl paint-job.

The vibrant part leather, part Alcantara interior features a clever GPS lap data system that will automatically ‘learn’ a circuit after two laps and provide chassis and engine data over the lap.

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Our Verdict

Hybrids aren’t usually cars to quicken the blood

The Honda CR-Z is as intriguing and appealing to drive as hybrids currently get

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