1:24 Mugen Honda CR-Z
The Honda CR-Z is a sport compact hybrid electric automobile manufactured by Honda and marketed as a "sport hybrid coupe." The CR-Z combines a hybrid gasoline-electric powertrain with traditional sports car elements - most notably having a 2+2 (excluding North American models where the backseat is removed) seating arrangement and a standard 6-speed manual transmission. The CR-Z is regarded as the spiritual successor to the second generation Honda CR-X in both name and exterior design.
Honda CR-Z Mugen at the 2010 Australian International Motor Show.
A sportier and quicker variant of the CR-Z, called the CR-Z Mugen comes with plenty of aftermarket parts from Honda's Motorsport division, Mugen. Parts include a Mugen Aero Package, a tweaked sports suspension, a special glossy black grille with daytime running lights, a triangular sports exhaust, carbon fibre shift knob, and a set of 17-inch bronze/silver Mugen wheels in 7-spoke and minor interior cosmetic bits.
The car will be powered by a 1.5-liter engine which has been equipped with a supercharger and a revised ECU. Thanks to these tweaks, the pint-sized hybrid is rumored to have 178 hp (133 kW / 180 PS) instead of the concept's 197 hp (147 kW / 200 PS). This will reportedly enable the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds, before hitting a top speed in excess of 130 mph (209 km/h).
The CR-Z Mugen is slated to be launched early 2012 with a base price of approximately £23,000 ($35,820 / €26,780).