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MUGEN of Japan has built a CR-Z MUGEN RR design concept to demonstrate MUGEN's capabilities in terms of function, style, performance and agility. The CR-Z MUGEN RR was produced by M-TEC in Japan for show purposes only and there are currently no plans for further production.

The CR-Z MUGEN RR has been created with many bespoke prototype parts, several of which are created in carbon fibre, including the bonnet, passenger doors and rear tailgate. Other features unique to the car include a full length carbon-fibre underbody, a twin central-exit exhaust, vented front bumpers and race-developed suspension. Orange 4-piston monobloc brake calipers and forged 18-inch alloy wheels both complement the vibrant Valencia Orange Pearl exterior paint work.

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Honda (UK) and MUGEN Euro have revealed the first official photographs of the CR-Z MUGEN - the higher-performance hybrid coupe.

Development of the supercharged Honda CR-Z is on track, with performance figures already looking promising. Early tests with a prototype car based on a standard CR-Z and a mid-tune engine have given 0-60mph times around that of the Civic Type R.

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The CR-Z MUGEN is to be supercharged and deliver around 200PS. MUGEN Euro's tuned Honda CR-Z remains on course for its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

MUGEN has revealed that the high-performance CR-Z hybrid will use a supercharger to deliver over 50 per cent more power and torque from the Honda's petrol-electric drivetrain. The tuned version of the hybrid coupe is expected to produce around 200PS, and 181lb.ft of torque, with significantly enhanced performance throughout the rev range. The car retains the Honda IMA electric motor and the original 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine, which has been rebuilt to MUGEN specification with bespoke upgraded and strengthened internal components.

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MUGEN Euro is developing a highly-tuned version of Honda's CR-Z, which will deliver Type R-like performance from the hybrid's petrol-electric powertrain - and may offer even better fuel economy. This faster, more powerful car will make its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.

The CR-Z MUGEN will feature enhancements to both the 1.5-litre i-VTEC petrol engine and the Honda IMA system to boost power and torque, while bespoke brakes and suspension will be fitted to improve the chassis dynamics.

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Top Gear has crowned the Honda CR-Z their 'Green Car of the Year' in the magazine's fiercely contested annual Awards. This new trophy brings the total to four awards in as many weeks for the world's first sporty hybrid.

The CR-Z's blend of sporty looks, agile handling and good fuel efficiency allowed it to deal with the bustling back streets of the Third Ring district in China to win over the judges at Top Gear.

Top Gear summed up:

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Honda's CR-Z - the world's first sporty hybrid - has impressed judges at Stuff magazine, Japan Car of the Year and the RAC Future Car Challenge to collect three top accolades in just seven days.

On Tuesday, the hybrid coupe beat tough international opposition to become Japan Car of the Year 2010-2011. This is the 11th time a Honda car has collected the prestigious honour - making it the most successful manufacturer in JCOTY history.

Takanobu Ito, President and CEO of Honda Motor, said:

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The Honda CRZ came first in the 'Most Economic and Environment Friendly Sports HEV' category at the first RAC Brighton to London Future Car Challenge on Saturday 6 November.

Entrants started the challenge from Madeira Drive in Brighton, finishing at Pall Mall in London. Cars had to be driven around the 60 mile route in reverse, and the mission was to complete the event with the least energy impact. Entries were measured in various modes for the energy used during the drive.

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The Honda CR-Z has been rated one of Europe's safest cars, achieving a maximum 5-stars in the latest independent crash testing results from Euro NCAP.

Euro NCAP's rating scheme focuses on the vehicle's overall safety performance which gives consumers an easy to understand single score. The system considers occupant protection in frontal, side, pole and rear impacts, child protection, pedestrian protection and the availability of driver aids.

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Official pictures have been released of the Honda CR-Z concept, the first hybrid with seriously sporting pretensions.

Honda is set to unveil it at this year's Tokyo motor show in late October and, despite the 'concept' tag, Honda sources say that it's nine-tenths production ready and will be in UK showrooms by the summer of 2010.

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Honda's new CEO, Takanobu Ito, has announced plans to begin sales of the CR-Z hybrid car in Japan in February 2010. Ito also mentioned that details of a UK release date for the new hybrid will be announced towards the end of 2009.

The Honda CR-Z is the company's sportiest hybrid model yet, with Honda giving it more power and performance than the Insight in a bid to improve the image of hybrids.

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The restructuring of Honda's new model programme that led to the death of the new Honda NSX is much more extensive than previously thought. Honda is completely dismantling its plans for the next two years as it attempts to deal with the decline in new car sales across the world.

Among the casualties of Honda's rethink are a range of rear-wheel-drive cars to be sold under the Acura brand, a proposed V8 engine, a successor to the Honda S2000 and a convertible based on the forthcoming Honda CR-Z coupé.

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Honda plans to boost its hybrid car sales with the launch of a new accessibly priced model next year, which it expects to sell 200,000 units of annually. The announcement came from Honda Motor Co CEO Takeo Fukui's mid-year address. The company will seek to further accelerate its hybrid sales by introducing a hybrid based on its Honda CR-Z, a new Civic Hybrid and the addition of a Jazz Hybrid model. With all four of these models, Honda expects combined annual sales of its hybrid models to reach 500,000 units.

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Honda shows new Honda CR-Z concept car at Tokyo Motor Show.

CR-Z stands for Compact Renaissance Zero - an expression intended to capture the idea of a renaissance in the design of compact cars that begins anew from fundamentals. This design research model of a lightweight hybrid sports car features advanced technologies that deliver enjoyable driving for all while reducing the vehicle's environmental footprint.

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The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is a compact sports car that features advanced hybrid technology – proving stylish design and driving enjoyment can be combined with low environmental impact. It was designed by Honda R&D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany.

it will take hybrids into mainstream motoring

John Kingston, Environmental Manager, Honda UK.

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