Honda Motor, on Tuesday said the Mugen model of its CR-Z will be available in UK from February 2012 at a starting price of £23,000.
CR-Z Mugen model retains the same 1.5-liter engine but gets a centrifugal forced air induction system, re-mapped ECU, wider tracks and stiffer springs.
Total output of the engine will be rated at 175 PS, 50 percent more compared to the standard car.
The CR-Z iCF Mugen does the 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint in just 6.1 seconds. Top speed is over 130 mph (209 km/h).
According to Autocar, around 2000 CR-Zs have been sold in the UK in 2010, and Honda sources admit that part of the reason for the Mugen is to “satisfy Type-R enthusiasts whilst there are no other hot Honda models around”.
The model will be rolled out across Britain’s eight Mugen dealers in February before going on sale across the entire Honda network in the summer.