It appears that the 2011 Honda CR-Z is the most popular car at Honda’s SEMA booth as the manufacturer unveiled twelve modified sport hybrid coupes. With this car Honda wants to demonstrate that even the hybrid vehicles can be customized in order to make them more attractive.
Some of the cars unveiled at the 2010 SEMA Show include the 2011 CR-Z equipped with MUGEN accessories, Honda Performance Development, (HPD) CR-Z Hybrid R Concept, the HPD CR-Z Racer as well as several vehicles equipped with Honda Genuine Accessories.
In this article we will talk about the Honda CR-Z Hybrid R Concept, which shows an impressive new body kit as well as a big rear spoiler.
But the surprise is under the hood, where the engine delivers an impressive 200 hp and 175 pound-feet of torque. For those who don’t know, the 1.5-liter i VTEC 4-cylinder engine found in the standard CR-Z delivers 102 hp, while the electric engine delivers 20 hp.
This means that the standard version has a total output of 122 hp and 128 lb-ft. of torque at 1,000 to 1,500 rpm (123 lb-ft on CVT-equipped models).
Furthermore, the CR-Z Hybrid R Concept comes with a performance clutch; limited-slip differential, ‘circuit-tuned' suspension, upgraded brakes and aerodynamic components.