Mugan CR-Z RZ revealed in Japan

Mugen has revealed its supercharged CR-Z RZ model in Japan

Mugen, Honda’s in-house tuning department, has revealed plans to offer a high-performance supercharged version of the CR-Z in Japan. Prices will start from £35,804 (4,494,000 Yen) in Japan, with production limited to just 300.

Known as the Mugen RZ, the model’s 1.5-litre VTEC engine has been supercharged, along with the fitment of a free-flowing titanium exhaust system, to produce 155bhp and 136lb ft. This is combined to the standard IMA hybrid system, which provides an extra 20bhp and 58lb ft.

There’s a full aerodynamic bodykit, which includes a lower front bumper, larger grille and a rear diffuser and adjustable rear spoiler. Inside there is a two-tone sports seats, carbon fibre gearknob and a numbered plaque.

Suspension upgrades include adjustable dampers, and extra stopping power comes courtesy of 330mm front discs. 17-inch forged alloy wheels, shod with 205/45R17 Dunlop Direzza tyres complete the package.

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