Tokyo Auto Salon 2012
19 January, 2012
All images courtesy Mugen Co., Ltd.
Taking center stage at the Mugen display area were the two RR CR-Z concept cars. Highly modified and supercharged, these cars are test beds for Mugen’s pursuit of speed and performance for the newest Honda vehicles, including hybrids. Also on display was Mugen Forumula Nippon race car, partially disassembled live by Mugen technicians.
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Getting ready for the big show. Mugen marketing staff preparing the stage for Mugen's Type RR CR-Z concept vehicles.
Still under wraps - Mugen Concept CR-Z's with Mugen's Formula Nippon Race Car in the background.
The post-unveiling press interviews begin. Mugen's supercharged LEA-MF6 at center stage.
The press frenzy starts immediately after the cars are unveiled.
Typical Mugen attention to detail, ensuring the lighting is correct.
Snapping some in-house pics.
Q&A with the Mugen gurus!
It's a fortunate few who get this close to Mugen's Formula Nippon car.
A rare look at a partially disassembled Mugen road race car.
A live demonstration by Mugen's highly-skilled technicians.
John Hinrichs really likes his Honda CR-Z. Apparently he also really likes Mugen.
For his fourth major Mugen modification on his CR-Z, John opted for a set of Mugen 17x7 GP wheels in Gunmetal. As with his other mods, John worked directly with King Motorsports President and CEO, Scott Zellner. Scott: "The color of the Gunmetal GP's are a perfect compliment to the Black CR-Z." John is equally happy with his purchase, "I love the way these wheels look!" After each upgrade, John usually sends a picture and a note, or stops by to show us the results, as he did recently with after the GP wheels were installed.
John's other Mugen mods are the Mugen 5-Way Sport Suspension, Mugen Carbon-Fiber Air Intake and Mugen Cat-Back Exhaust.