If there was one thing tuning enthusiasts could improve for the Honda CR-Z it would definitely be the power output. Ever since the sporty hatchback was released, we have seen styling and aerodynamic parts galore, but a lack of performance options have us scratching our head. With the exception of a few limited models developed by Mugen for advertising purposes, Honda could help out the tuners who have been faithful to the car brand.
Mugen has already announced an upcoming body kit for the Honda N-ONE that just hit the market. This tiny car holds a three-cylinder 660cc gas engine that isn’t suitable for performance upgrades, so styling companies like Mugen are going to do their best to improve the appearance. They are designing two different kits made up of new bumpers with LED lights, front grilles, side skirts and rear enhancements. Additional modifications include new alloy wheels, suspension tweaks and customization’s to the interior such as new colored door panels, press start button, racing pedals and new floor mats.
Honda is one of the largest auto-mobile manufacturers in the world, and has been since the 1960s with the company now famous for the cars it produces as well as the motorcycles which were originally the focus of its production. One of the most popular models of Honda’s cars is the Civic, and the success of this model is reflected in the fact that Honda has been producing upgraded versions of it for several years running now – each of which is designed to offer improved specifications compared with the previous version, if you want to see any of the models visit motors.co.uk. So what are the specifications for the most recent version of the Honda Civic?
It’s been over 10 years since the Honda S2000 came into production and car enthusiasts worldwide had to get their hands on one. Honda has sold over 112,000 of the unique sports car that was originally a concept model called the SSM (Sport Study Model) back in 1995 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The RWD Honda roadster packed a punch with the 2.0-liter four cylinder DOHC VTEC that many fell in love with. There have been rumors of a replacement for the Honda S2000, so a design student named Michael Mcgee came up with this interesting concept for the year 2020.
Acura finally made an announcement at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show of the new Acura NSX set to be produced by Honda R&D America. This means the supercar will be constructed at the plant located in central Ohio, and US citizens will get a first hand look of the finished product in the next couple years. They say this Acura NSX will go on sale within three years, giving it an approximate arrival of 2015. What they didn’t tell us until the unveiling is that is looks VERY similar to the Audi R8.
Check out these new pictures of the Mugen tuned Honda CR-Z RR that debuted with the CR-Z Concept at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This highly modified RR model is the work of the Japanese tuning division of Mugen, while the original Honda CR-Z was put together by Mugen Euro in the UK. The RR tuning kit features several bespoke parts with many made from carbon fiber. Some of the carbon pieces include the new bonnet, passenger doors, and rear tailgate, while underneath is a full length carbon fiber underbody holding a central exit exhaust system. Everyone seems to love a Mugen tuned Honda, that’s for sure.
Here are the pictures of the CR-Z Mugen model released by Honda, before the official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The modified compact car received a new aero package, sport suspension, brake kit, and new alloy wheels to make it more appealing. It also weighs 50 kg less than the factory Honda CR-Z, and while the exact specifications have not yet been announced, we do know that it will hold a supercharged 1.5-liter engine under the bonnet. This powerplant will be matched up with a IMA hybrid system to produce a satisfying 200 PS and 181 lb-ft of torque.
The new Honda Jazz Hybrid, also known as the Honda Fit in the U.S. has been the main attraction at Honda’s Paris Motor Show booth. However, the Japanese automaker has premiered a new line of aftermarket accessories for the European-spec Honda CR-Z 2+2 hybrid car. It is split into four package, with individual themes for both the exterior and interior. First is the carbon theme that includes new floor carpets, door-step garnishes, interior panels, body skirts, and better looking 17-inch alloy wheels. For customers wanting to trick out their hybrid Honda even more, the Metallic, Illumination, and Coloured themes come next.
The Honda CR-Z is not your typical sports car, but holding hybrid capabilities and the structure to be easily modified makes this the perfect tuning project for the world renowned HKS company. When it comes down to performance figures, the Honda CR-Z isn’t all that impressive, but HKS is now in the limelight for its top spec performance kits. They previously released the GT570 package for the Nissan GT-R, and now offer several tuner parts for the Honda hybrid. First, comes the Hypermax II suspension system, allowing the driver to adjust the ride height depending on the conditions to improve handling. This drops the car up to 37 mm, while HKS focused on the 1.5-liter petrol engine to produce more power.
The Honda Civic Type R by MUGEN has been confirmed for production, since so many enthusiasts were interested in the concept that was released in the United Kingdom. It is planned to be the fastest front wheel drive car in the world that is naturally aspirated. The Honda Civic Type R which is powered by the 2.0-liter i-VTEC engine, has been boosted by MUGEN to 240 ps. It was accomplished by replacing the stock pistons with aftermarket parts that increased the compression ratio. Tuning the ECU for the Type R and installing a stainless steel exhaust system along with a MUGEN airbox and filter also added to the performance increase.
World famous Japanese tuner Mugen, have prepared the Honda Civic Type-R Hatchback for launch in the European car tuning market. From the factory it comes with a four cylinder 2.0 liter i-VTEC engine producing 200 horsepower, however earlier speculation has it at 240 hp. The Euro-spec Honda Civic Type-R is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, and like most other Honda cars it’s front wheel drive. Mugen has dramatically modified this Civic however, using carbon fiber pieces for the new aero kit. The aerodynamic kit for the Type R consists of a new front bumper, front lip, and blacked out grille. Moving down the side of the car are redesigned side skirts leading to the custom rear bumper, diffuser, and an aftermarket exhaust on the Honda Civic. A new hood with dual air vents and a raised mid-section was also installed. Complimenting the body kit are gunmetal alloy wheels on all fours, and they match the body work of the Mugen Honda Civic Type-R Hatchback.
The new Honda Insight has a lot of elements that make it look like the small Toyota Prius and Mugen decided to eliminate any semblance with the tiny hybrid from Toyota and they changed the car’s design and tweaked the its performances to create a sporty Insight. The designers from Mugen made an aerodynamic body kit that makes the car really aggressive and no one would think that this Honda is actually a hybrid. They installed a new front grille and front spoiler lip, fog lambs, wide side skits, ventilated visors, a rear spoiler skirt with integrated difuser and a new rear wing. The car’s design is completed with a set of 15″ or 16″ aluminum XJ or NR 8 spoke wheels. Mugen claims that their new body kit creates zero lift so this kit is perfect when it comes to judge aerodynamics.