Honda CR-Z Slammed (No, Not by Consumer Reports)

Mugen, the Japanese company known for its ability to transform cars into amazing objects of performance, has taken a Honda CR-Z and created the CRZ-MUGEN RR.

Mugen, the Japanese company known for its ability to transform cars into amazing objects of performance, has taken a Honda CR-Z and created the CRZ-MUGEN RR. Although it is a design concept, it is worth considering that over the years it has built limited-production runs of other Honda vehicles, and this one certainly would have more than a modicum of appeal.

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The MUGEN RR, which was built by M-TEC in Japan, makes extensive use of carbon fiber components, including the hood, doors, and tailgate. Other modifications include a full-length carbon fiber underbody, twin central-exit exhaust, vented front bumpers, tuned suspension, orange-colored monoblock brake calipers, and forged 18-in. alloy wheels. The interior includes, in addition to the obvious colorful leather/Alcantara seats, an information screen that records chassis and engine data. There is the ability to drive the car on a race circuit for two laps, during which time the vehicle “learns” the course. The vehicle can then be tracked using GPS, which is sort of like a physical implementation of a digital race game.

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