Mugen Shows Second Tuned CR-Z At Goodwood

Think your stock Honda CR-Z sport hybrid is a bit of a yawn? We’ve already shown you that the folks at Mugen will gladly sell you some go-fast items to make your green machine quite a bit hotter. But what if you think your Mugen CR-Z looks a little bit too…stock?

Enter Mugen again: at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Honda tuning house dropped a new concept dubbed the “RR.” Unlike Mugen type RR’s of the past (specifically the JDM-only Civic Mugen RR), this one is considered a “Design Study Model,” a concept that apparently focuses primarily on amending the appearance of the car—not the powertrain lurking beneath.

After adding a new front fascia, flared front fenders, a new aero kit, a giant rear spoiler, and 18-inch wheels, the CR-Z RR exudes, according to Mugen, “a presence like a super sports car.” The grille insert, front chin spoiler, rear diffuser, and wing spoiler are all crafted from carbon fiber. The concept was also painted a hugely bright shade of orange, lest anyone still think the CR-Z stinks as a “green” car.

Currently, there’s no word on if the concept’s aesthetic will trickle down into Mugen’s catalog of performance parts, but we wouldn’t be surprised if the company begins selling similar CR-Z accessories through Honda dealers in the years to come.

Source: Mugen

HONDA (SUCKS) in the 21st century!!!!!
At 28 years old, I think this is a cool car. I respect it for what it is - THE ONLY HYBRID I MAY ENJOY DRIVING. I still agree that it would be more fun if it looked like this or the other Mugen we've seen (the copper one) and had a small 4-cyl. turbo, but I actually like this little car.
Honda got the CRV completely wrong. They need to stop making boring cars and re-embrace the spirit they had in the 90s.
Jim Kanna
The CRZ needs a $25,000 customization just to make it decent - Honda should have made it decent in the first place - it is clearly as poor a design as their Hybrid - both in looks and performance

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