Honda took a Mugen-powered Jazz (better known as the the Fit here in the U.S.), sent it to Italy to be engineered for rallying by JAS of Milan, then flew it to Australia to be prepared for Oz’s 2012 rally series. Honda’s been competing in the series with Civic Type R racers for the last two years, but this year, it decided to press the Fit into service for G2 class spec.
Up front is a 245-horsepower Mugen powerplant with 142 pound-feet of torque. Honda says this “may well be the fastest Jazz in the world,” and it will start challenging the six rounds of this year’s championship in March with driver Eli Evans and co-driver Glen Weston. You can read about it in the press release and watch it kick up dirt in the video after the jump.
Mugen-powered Honda Jazz rally car looks Fit for the purpose originally appeared on WorldCarsNews on Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.