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”.
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.
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.