Mugen’s European division will launch a version of the Honda CR-Z sport hybrid at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with significantly more ‘sport’.
According to Mugen Euro, the car will use the same 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine and Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system, offering more horsepower and torque. Also included in the package will be upgraded brakes, a new suspension package, a carbon fiber hood, new wheels and a rear spoiler.
The news is not just a rumor, but an official release from Honda UK, however, it is only a one-off concept.
“This will be one quick hybrid,” says Martin Moll, Head of Marketing for Honda (UK). “With more torque, more power and MUGEN’s experience of working with Honda cars, we’re expecting great things. It promises to show how hybrid cars can be even more exciting to drive.”
Honda is reportedly also working on a turbocharged version of the CR-Z for actual production that could wear the Type-R badge.