Honda car maker with the patners Mugen Euro has unveiledng new highly tuning program of 2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid which will deliver “Type R-like” performance from the hybrid’s petrol-electric powertrain – and may offer even better fuel economy. Mugen Euro has announced that is the Goodwood Festival of Speed next Mugen Honda CR-Z with European specifications, a joint project Mugen Honda UK and the euro, the bases are offered in England in Northampton.
Hiro Toyoda of Mugen Euro said “We wanted to extend the performance of the CR-Z,” and also says “It is already a fun car to drive, with an excellent chassis, but we thought that with more power and enhanced torque delivery it could be even more exciting. However, as with all Mugen projects, we have stayed true to the Honda design and philosophy, and the electric motor is still a vital ingredient to boost performance and economy.”
The new 2012 Honda CR Z Hybrid has feature enhancements to both the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and the Honda IMA system to boost power and torque, while bespoke brakes and suspension will be fitted to improve the chassis dynamics. The major engine changes, and those made to exhaust and induction, may even result in greater mpg and lower CO2 emissions during some conditions. However, at this early development stage, final power, torque and fuel economy figures are not yet known.
Martin Moll, Head of Marketing for Honda (UK) said “This will be one quick hybrid,” and also says “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.” With Mugen CR-Z have an aerodynamic kit that layers with an aerodynamic bumpers, forged alloy wheels, roof spoiler and carbon fiber rear striking increase further includes agility for weight reduction. For Mugen Honda CR-Z is the development of improved brakes and sport suspension.