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.