Mugen Honda CR-Z hits the road – Click above to watch the video after the break

If you belong to the camp that believes there's nothing wrong with the Honda CR-Z hybrid hatch that couldn't be cured with an extra few doses of power, Mugen is cooking up something special that may be just what your tastebuds ordered.

If current speculation holds true, the Mugen-modified CR-Z will put out around 200 horsepower, drop 110 pounds of pudge from its standard curb weight and see improvements made to the base car's brakes, wheels and tires. Sounds tasty, no?

Naturally, there's a body kit bolted in place that includes a new fascia, rocker panels, rear wing and what appears to be a carbon fiber hood. Inside are Recaro seats and plenty of white-faced gauges. Finally, as you'll see – or rather hear – in the video after the break, it also boasts some aural improvements courtesy of what we're guessing are substantial changes to the exhaust system along with the welcome addition of a supercharger.

We'll have to wait until Goodwood before we get all the details sorted out, but in the meantime, go ahead and get a sneak peek in the video after the break.

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      • 3 Years Ago
      wow... good job mugen and honda... certainly one of your best masterpiece... now, somebody put the car into production!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice video spot! Though I'm one of the few and far between that actually like the CRZ as-is, I can definitely appreciate what Mugen's done here. I wonder, though, how the CRZ would fare against the Veloster, both standard trim and super/turbocharged versions. Has that been done already or am I a bit early?
      Gordon Chen
      • 3 Years Ago
      They fixed it!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not bad but the exhaust pipe makes the whole rear end look bad. Make it point straight back instead of drooping down. Also, where's the VTEC?
      Cutlass Rudd
      • 3 Years Ago
      NICE CAR! (If you're gay)
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Cutlass Rudd
      • 3 Years Ago
      Damien Lo
      • 3 Years Ago
      No idea why you guys at Autoblog are into such feminine cars.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Damien Lo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh Pleasee!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hybrid ricers are here!!!
      • 3 Years Ago
      ...I can see it doing WalMart parking lot donuts right now. I can't wait until somebody sticks a fart can on one of these things.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sounds great, looks great. I can't wait until Honda puts a decent powertrain in the CR-Z, I actually love the looks of it. Where is that rumored 160+HP option?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just a guess, but given the price of the regular version, if this hits the ground as we see above, it will have some fairly strong competition. I can't believe Honda has been so off the mark lately.
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