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As the pseudo-works Honda tuner of choice, Mugen has tricked out Civic models for decades. They've also dabbled in the occasional Accord, are preparing to debut their supercharged CR-Z and have even had their way with the Ariel Atom – powered as it is by Honda engines. So what's next for Mugen? It could be the Fit.

The five-door hatchback, known in other markets as the Jazz, has received some attention from Mugen in the form of aftermarket body kits and such, but the tuning house's British garage could be looking at something a little more comprehensive, according to a fresh report from Autocar.

According to the British mag, the hot Fit's engine program could incorporate either the 2.0-liter VTEC four from the Civic Type R or the supercharged hybrid 1.5 developed for the Mugen CR-Z. Tempting options, both, but whichever way the Honda tuner goes, the likelihood is that the result won't make the trip over to these shores, anyway.


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      Wolf
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'd love to see a plus powered Fit in the US. Honda: Make a Fit Si! 30 - 50 hp extra with minimal weight gains would be a lot of fun on that platform.
      NightFlight
      • 3 Years Ago
      K20 would be stupid, crazy fun in a Fit. If anyone needs a reminder of how much speed can be obtained with a K20 in a lightweight frame, please reference this video. The two vehicles would likely be within a couple hundred pounds of eachother. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZ-VGRAacf8
        bobmarley
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NightFlight
        thats true but even the Fit is a porker compared to that civic hatch...the Fit is probably 300 to 600 pounds heavier than the civic in that video. But still a 2500LB honda fit with a high reving 200hp would be loads of fun
      Teddy Sweat
      • 3 Years Ago
      Mugen Fit's would sellout immediately in Honda showrooms if Honda got behind it. And dare I say even a better mugen car than the last limited edition civic sold in the U.S.
      WatchF1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good. Put the K20 in it. Doesn't have to be the Type R engine. Americans would be SILLY happy with the Si K20 engine. But don't hybrid and supercharge that thing. It'll add too much weight.
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just put the K20A2 from the previous(EP3) Type-R and call it a day! This would be the perfect spiritual successor to my '02 Si in euro yellow, especially with this color!
      Tom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please, no more of this "sport hybrid" business. A simple, high-revving engine would be plenty. In fact, I'd be quite happy with the 160-horsepower VTEC B16 rather than the K20. Honda, what have you been doing for the past ten years?
        Teddy Sweat
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Tom
        What's wrong with K20's?
          Tom
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Teddy Sweat
          Well, absolutely nothing. I'm just saying, there are options, and the bar for Honda is so low these days that offering 1999-Si-level performance would be significant.
      Agent55
      • 3 Years Ago
      A 150-160hp Fit Si just makes too much sense, Honda is waaay too off their rocker these days to produce anything so obvious.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Soichiro
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll believe it when I see it.
      founerra
      • 3 Years Ago
      The first time I heard about the Fit, I was like Fit, Fit, Fit, and then can I fit my Bike in there, and get what? It did :)
      muchdrama
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can only imagine what a sweet little car this would be with more power--such a great little chassis.
      Kiiks
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why not a bolt-on supercharger kit so that current owners can have some performance too?
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