Mugen has just announced the Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ, which is based on the Honda CR-Z. The modification to the factory model includes a revised suspension, brake system, and wheels, exterior aerodynamic parts, and a centrifugal supercharger to improve performance.
The main modification that we are mostly interested is the supercharger, which boosted the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine to 153 horsepower, and that’s about 30 horses more than the factory hybrid version. The supercharger is aided with a titanium cat-back exhaust system to help the engine breath easier. More power means a stiffer suspension is needed, so Mugen changed out the stock suspension components for five-way adjustable coilovers. Also an extra-duty brake system is added for greater stopping power. Up front is a pair of 11.8-inch rotors that get the clamping force from the reinforced calipers, sterner pads and braided stainless lines.
With any Mugen’s modification, there is always the styling package that comes with it. The 2013 Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ gets a new body kit that includes a redesigned front fascia, adjustable front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and rear wing. As for the interior, there are blue and black seats, a new steering wheel, and a shift knob.
The 2013 Honda CR-Z will start to sell from November 26th with the first 300 complete cars, and sales are limited in Japan only. But don’t fret, like many Mugen Honda cars we’ve seen, this model will likely be available worldwide later on.