Imagine a Honda Fit with a hand-built, high power Integra/Acura 2.0-liter Type R engine stuffed under the hood. That was the sensational Mugen Fit Dynamite which debuted to huge acclaim back at the 2004 Tokyo Auto Salon.
Unfortunately, such a car was too unwieldy (and expensive) to produce for the road, even for the ace Honda tuners. But the dream lives on–sort of–via this Fit Spec.D which gets the same aggressive fender blisters, lowered suspension and wheel/tire package as the Dynamite, but more viable 1.5-liter supercharged engine.
Mugen continues to develop this Fit spec.D for the Japanese home market. Because its 143 brake horsepower engine with Roots-type blower has been tested and developed on the dynamometer (just as Mugen does with its racing engines), it should be the real deal.
Until now, Mugen’s been able to sell you a Dynamite lookalike body kit in Japan but not with the 1.5 supercharged engine package in tow.
The aftermarketer expects to bring the Fit Spec.D to market sometime in 2007.