Top Gear drives the Honda CR-Z Mugen
This Mugen CR-Z is a hot hatch hybrid, a blend of go-faster bits and low CO2. But is it any good?
Posted: 12 Aug 2011
This Honda CR-Z is worth ‘in excess' of one hundred and fifty thousand pounds. Take a second to let that little nugget sink in, pause, and consider that this hatchback Honda CR-Z is worth more than an Aston Martin Rapide. As much as a Lamborghini Gallardo. More than twice as much as a brand-new Nissan GT-R. You might have guessed that someone had singed the edges of their credit card, what with the carbon bonnet, tanfastic orangey-bronze custom paint, forged wheels and slightly Nineties bodykit, but a hundred and fifty grand? That's enough to buy a significant portion of Barnsley, and cause most people to suspect that someone at Honda has been the unfortunate recipient of a tastectomy.
Words: Tom Ford
Photos: Paul Barshon
This feature was originally published in the August 2011 issue of Top Gear magazine