Mugen Euro says his only tuned Honda CR-Z, scheduled to make its public debut in July 2011 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, will be supercharged to deliver 198 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque.
Mugen Honda fit’s longtime affiliate, has released details on the hotted-up CR-Z. The car’s IMA electric motor and a gasoline 1.5-liter i-VTEC four-cylinder engines have been rebuilt and upgraded specifications Mugen reinforced with internal components.
The result is an increase of more than 50 percent in output and torque. Mugen Euro’s Colin Whittamore said,”The idea was to use the advantage of early torque supplied by Honda IMA electric motor, then increase the available torque of the gasoline engine in a gradual way to maintain the first and then increase it.
A supercharger and additional electronic IMA clearly allow the map to get more power and torque in one package, offering a harmonious, integrated and powerful driving.”Mugen also improved the performance and handling, adjustable mounting disc brakes and big bumpers increasing and decreasing the weight range.
Mugen 17-inch aluminum wheels are forged GP part of a package that includes front and rear exterior airdams, side skirts and a rear spoiler.