2011 Honda CR-Z Mugen Sporty Hybrid Concept
Are you has been hear about Honda CR-Z Mugen Sporty Hybrid Concept? and now most news people talking about this car. According to company’s European division, the CR-Z Mugen sets out to prove that hybrid cars can be exciting to drive, with the one-off special producing “Civic Type R-like performance” while also remaining true to the original, eco-friendly character of the run-of-the-mill CR-Z.
2011 Honda CR-Z Mugen Prototype comes with sporty interior, there are Recaro sports seats, a different gear knob and a carbon rear view mirror cover, but your attention will be instantly drawn by the addition of three gauges that display water and oil temperature and pressure.
The Honda CR-Z Mugen is still with the regular model’s IMA electric motor and the 1.5-litre gasoline engine, the latter being rebuilt with upgraded and strengthened internal components. And then there’s of course the addition of the Mugen iCF system, which stands for Integrated Centrifugal Forced-induction and works with the electric motor-engine combination. So, the Mugen edition delivers a 50%+ increase in power and torque over the standard model, with maximum output reaching 200-horsepower and peak torque 215 Nm (158.6 lb-ft).
2011 Honda CR-Z Mugen Sporty Hybrid delivers an average consumption of less than 5.6 litres/100 km (42mpg US or 50.4mpg UK) in “eco” mode, to less than 8.0 litres/100 km (29.4mpg US or 35.3mpg UK) in “Mugen” mode. That is comes without sacrificing fuel economy.
Colin Whittamore from Mugen Euro explains the philosophy behind the creation of the CR-Z Mugen:
“We wanted a car that has genuine performance available at the touch of a button, but can perform just like a standard CR-Z and offer good fuel economy when the driver wishes. For that reason, we’ve kept the three driving modes, so the driver can select “eco” or “normal” to switch to economy and low emissions for daily driving, but press the Mugen button for the full-blown weekend-warrior settings”.
In addition, Mugen’s engineers also widened the car’s front and rear tracks and fitted stiffer 5-step adjustable dampers and a limited slip differential to maximize traction. The Honda CR-Z Mugen stops courtesy of larger brake discs and 4-pot calipers.
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