Home / Auto News / News article: Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ is a Supercharged Hybrid: 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Jan 11 2013, 8:01 AM

The Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ is hardly a secret having been unveiled last year, but the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon marks one of the first times its been displayed publicly.

The limited production CR-Z will only see 300 units produced in its lifetime, and those buyers will get to enjoy 156 hp and 136 lb-ft of torque thanks to a supercharger mated to the 1.5-liter hybrid engine. And while that output is less than lustworthy, the body modifications certainly are.

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Mugen has also transformed the CR-Z’s styling to something much more attractive and sporty with 17-inch wheels giving it a more fitting stance. There’s an adjustable wing on the trunk, while upgraded suspension and brake components makes the CR-Z an all-around, more fun car to drive.

If only the CR-Z came this way from the factory, and not just as a limited edition model.

GALLERY: Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ

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GALLERY: Honda CR-Z GT Race Car

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  • spyderbite9001

    Lame, 156HP? really? a super only adds 40hp to this thing? I bet its going to get another $10k premium over stock and for that price, I better get over 200HP out of that little motor.

  • Onefitz

    Their supercharger maybe. The Jackson racing supercharger adds almost 80 hp which puts it at 200 hp for $5k. Much better off buying a normal one and spending the extra $$ on the jackson racing supercharger or one of the turbo’s from HKS or Top Secret. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/mtwong1 Mtwong Marcus Wong

    You’ve got your email titled wrongly, this is titled as ”
    Mugen Honda CR-V Combines Off-Road Style With On-Road Performance: 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon” 

  • spyderbite9001

    I just looked up the Jackson racing super. Thats a nice system. I couldn’t find a HKS or TS available state side, prolly wasn’t looking the right place.

    $5k is a bit of money, but hey, 200HP in a car that size would be awesome.

  • Onefitz

    $5k for something that you can install over a weekend and have almost a 60% increase in power while retaining if not improving your gas milage? Sounds like a fairly good deal to me. I know that once I’m out of warranty I’ll be going for it. 

    It’s a great little platform that got crippled by honda and there is no arguing against that. The hybrid system is great but that’s not what honda sports cars have ever been about. Had they made the CVT version the hybrid and then sold the MT with out the hybrid and, at the very least, an R18 engine… Your looking at a fun little two seater with 150ish hp that weighs around 2400 lbs. I think it would have sold like hot cakes and would have brought the price down a little. 

    We’ll see what they decide to do with it, but I’m afraid they’re going to let something with a lot of potential die off. 

  • Hellionz

    I’m still gunning for this Summer for my Jackson supercharger.