Honda CR-Z Mugen is coming in 2012 image

The Japanese based automaker Honda has recently announced the starting price of its Mugen, the top of the line CR-Z, which has been set at 23.000 GBP, when it will go on sale in 2012, February.

According to the Japanese car manufacturer, the Honda CR-Z Mugen will still be powered by the same 1.5 liter hybrid unit as the standard version, but this model gets a supercharger, a remapped ECU, wider tracks and stiffer springs, all of this to handle the 197 BHP. Honda says that its new compact rear-wheel drive coupe will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.1 seconds, which is over three seconds faster than the 124 BHP standard vehicle.

Sadly we don’t have more details about the upcoming Honda CR-Z Mugen, but the Japanese based automaker will definitely tell us more about its new model, close to its launch. As a reminder, the CR-Z is a compact hybrid car, made by Honda and marketed as a sport hybrid coupe. The CR-Z is combining the hybrid gasoline electric powertrain with traditional sports car elements and the model is being considered the spiritual successor to the second generation of the CR-X.

The Honda CR-Z has been in production since 2012 and takes its power from a 1.5 (1.496 cc) SOHC 16v i-VTEC engine mated to a six-speed CVT transmission. The CR-Z is 4.080 m long, 1.740 mm wide and 1.395 mm high, with a wheel base of 2.435 mm and a curb weight of 1.236 kg (2.720 lb).