Video: Mugen Honda CR-Z hybrid prototype in motion


It has been quite a development of the Mugen Honda CR-Z hybrid car, and today, Mugen released the first video of it in motion with a supercharged hybrid engine before its world premiere at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

The Mugen Honda CR-Z hybrid prototype features a 1.5-liter i-VTEC gasoline engine with a bolt-on supercharger in conjunction with Honda’s hybrid system. It is confirmed that the combined horsepower of these components is about 197 horsepower.

“Performance figures already look promising for this supercharged Honda CR-Z, as early tests with a prototype car based on a standard CR-Z and a mid-tune engine giving 0-60mph times around that of the Civic Type R,” Honda said in a statement.

With the 110 pounds shaved off from the chassis and changes made to the suspension, the Mugen Honda CR-Z hybrid car is expected to have an acceleration time of 0-60 mph equally as the Civic Type R, which is around 7.1 seconds.

Stay tuned as we have more details trickle down to you, and in the meantime, enjoy the video below.