Honda CR-Z Mugen readied as Type-R replacement

Honda CR-Z Mugen readied as Type-R replacement

So here comes another visual treat for the hardcore Honda fanboys from Mugen, Honda’s racing arm. And this time it isn’t a boring Accord or a Civic sedan, but a more purposeful CR-Z hybrid coupe, Mugen’s version being dubbed the CR-Z Mugen.

Apart from its homeland, the CR-Z has been on sale in the Western hemisphere since mid-2010. The Middle East being a hybrid-repellant region due to fuel being cheap, the shores where a vast majority of Honda fans reside never even got a glimpse of this fuel-efficient sports hybrid from Honda.

The 1.5-litre four-pot along with electric motors powering the original CR-Z has been treated by Mugen with a supercharger, thereby promising a staggering 50% increase in power and a rumoured juicy figure of 197 hp and 245 Nm of torque. Add to it a 15% weight reduction treatment done on the chassis and Mugen’s intentions for a hybrid beast has become reality.

In addition to the original set of driving modes retained from the standard car, there is a ‘Mugen’ mode which supposedly gives the driver an option to sacrifice efficiency for performance. Mugen claims that this one can match an Euro Civic Type-R, or even outrun it. While the Civic Type-R hatch makes almost anyone who drives it a Honda fanboy, one could only imagine what impact this one would have on the crowd – if only the GCC region is destined to be blessed with the CR-Z Mugen.

What do you think?



  1. Its way better looking than Civic Type-R. I want to buy this car. Any idea how much it will cost?

  2. When will interesting compact sports cars like these come a boring market like ours? With a humane price tag?

    Boss, sunny sell good!! Numbar 1 car!!! So why the f*k should we bring interesting cars then?

  3. i had a 90 CRX V-tec. I would love to get the new one, if it is properly priced and has some ooomph!

  4. Awesomeeee its a beauty

  5. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder….
    I personally find it ugly.
    This is a step back from Civic Type-R.

  6. without spoiler , from back it looks like a toyota perius. lolz , but it must more than 150k.

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