It's official: Mugen is prepping a range of tuning accessories for Honda's new CR-Z hybrid sports coupe. Enthusiasts may rejoice, but the total package is decidedly more "show" than "go."
We can't really blame Mugen for that. The CR-Z's only internal combustion engine is Honda's well-known 1.5-liter I-4, featuring the automaker's Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system. Mugen did manage to wring out some extra power with its sport exhaust and intake systems. Exactly how much, however, wasn't disclosed.
Much focus was also placed on tuning the handling. A spring/damper combo allows for five-way adjustability and lowers the center of gravity. Brakes are upgraded with new pads, rotors, and lines, and 17-inch aluminum wheels are available.
The aerodynamic body changes include front lip spoiler, sides, rear bumper, and rear wing, which definitely add flair. Owners can pickup LED lights or a carbon fiber license plate holder for the front bumper, too. There is even a set of carbon fiber mirror covers to complete the look. Mugen-badged mats and an aluminum shift knob set the interior apart from the OEM car.
No word on availability in the U.S., but here's a list of some of the parts with prices converted using today's rate.
Partial Mugen CR-Z Parts List: - Front lip spoiler $578 - Side skirts $648 - Rear under spoiler $660 - Sport grille $460 - LEDs for grille $412 - Carbon fiber plate holder $115 - Rear wing $943 - Exhaust system $1509 - Air intake $1061 - Sport brake pads $259 (front), $224 (rear) - Sport brake rotors $377 (front), $342 (rear) - Suspension system 5-way adjustable $1993 Source: Mugen