Honda’s CR-Z hybrid “sports coupe” has a shape that brings back fond memories of the Honda CR-X, but due to its lack of power, it’s pretty disappointing. The guys over at Mugen are reportedly working on a fix for the CR-Z that will add some much needed power.
CAR is reporting that Mugen Euro is working on a Mugen CR-Z that will have a supercharger attached to the standard 1.5L four-cylinder. The final output will be 197 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, which is a nice bump up from the current combined total of 122 horsepower. Mugen Euro is also hoping that the induction and exhaust upgrades will also help improve the CR-Z’s fuel efficiency, which is currently only 39 mpg on the highway.
Other changes to the standard CR-Z include an increase in track width, lightweight alloy wheels, bigger brakes and front and rear five-stage adjustable dampers. Mugen is also working on reducing the overall weight of the CR-Z.
The CR-Z Mugen will debut at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. The chances of this model coming to the U.S. are pretty slim.
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