At last year's SEMA show, Honda and its HPD division came to the plate with no fewer than a dozen different concepts. One of them was the CR-Z Racer you see above. Today, Honda announced the turbocharged race concept will strut its stuff in an exhibition event before the start of the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The CR-Z Racer has already completed its first endurance race, the Thunderhill 25 Hours, where it finished second in class. It's not built to FIA classification, however, so it will only be on show for Le Mans.
With its turbocharger, the CR-Z Racer makes a claimed 200 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque--hardly impressive by racing standards, but a significant upgrade from the mild 122-horsepower/128-pound-feet rating of the stock CR-Z engine/IMA system.