Matthew Jones14 June 2011

Watch the new Honda CR-Z Mugen

The (second) best-sounding hybrid… in the world

Remember the Honda CR-Z Mugen we showed you a few weeks ago? Honda's just released this video of it. And it sounds rather nice.

The supercharged, hybrid-fettled Honda makes nearly 200bhp from its little 1.5-litre VTEC engine - 87bhp up from the original.
 
Mugen's also whittled off 50kg of pudge - the bonnet's now carbon-fibre and the wheels are lightweight Mugen alloys.
 
The result is 0-60 performance that Honda claims is level-pegging with its Civic Type R. 6.6 seconds, to be precise.
 
Which is all very nice. But we still reckon Porsche's 911 GT3 R Hybrid - replete with in-car flywheel - sounds best. Watch it here.

Any more nominations for hybrid aural pleasure, TopGear.commers?

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