Mugen CR-Z RR from TAS 2012…

Man, I’ve just been scouring the net the last night or so in anticipation of finding new photos from Tokyo Auto Salon 2012. This year’s even looks amazing from the photos I have seen so far and it really makes me wish that I was out there with the hoard of other Americans that seem to have gone out to Japan this year. I have Yasutaka Shimomukai from Tactical Art over there helping me take photos but in the mean time, here is one of the Honda highlights from TAS 2012 so far. I’m sure there is more to come but this is just what I have been able to squander from looking through Flickr from my bookmarked pages. This photos are from “Tnoma” and he did a great job of getting the newly introduced Mugen CR-Z RR in detail… I’ve attached a link to Mayday Garage because David Do and Danh Phan are over there covering the event right now and their style of coverage is a lot like how I do mine…meaning that they are very indepth and cover everything that is going on, including some stuff that’s outside of the event. Japan is a really cool place, if you haven’t been there before, you should definitely try to make it out there one of these days. For now, luckily, we have a couple of friends over there doing a great job of covering the event for us here in the states…

The photos are pretty self-explanatory but if you are wondering, this is the Mugen CR-Z RR Concept that has a motor equipped with a Mugen-designed supercharger…There is a shot of the motor but off the car. Who knows if this thing even runs at this point or if it was like the NSX RR where it didn’t even have an engine inside of it…

Photos aren’t the best but let’s face it, even if I was there the photos would not be all that great, haha…

Good to know that Mugen’s wheels are starting to look more modern and appropriate with the times…While I get the new Mugen stripe on the side of the car and how it flows with the natural line of the door, I don’t get why they put the stripe on the hood… Looks like a contemporary artsy version of a Drumstick ice cream cone…

What’s up fancy and elaborate interior?….

Love the front fenders and the lines of entire kit…

Center-exit exhaust flowing seamlessly with the bumper…

The money shot… Mugen supercharged with carbon air box and all…

Meanwhile, Mayday Garage is killing it and doing way more shit than me! Peep the two links below for the best coverage so far… The first link will take you to day one of their coverage, second one is a super cool behind-the-scenes look of them having dinner and partying inside the Rauh Welt facility with Akira Nakai from RWB….

Click here for Mayday Garage’s Preview of Tokyo Auto Salon 2012…

Click here to check out the Rauh Welt man cave and the Mayday Garage guys hanging out with Nakai-san…

Got damn I’m missing out!!

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