Honda CR-Z Type-R
The Honda CR-Z currently has a sole powertrain option, a finicky hybrid system consisting of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to the automaker’s Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). The setup is good for 122 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 128 pound-feet of torque from 1,000-1,500 rpm, figures hardly worth mentioning. And if you were thinking the car has stellar fuel economy because it’s a hybrid, think again. The CR-Z returns 36/38 mpg city/highway for the CVT-equipped model and 31/37 for the manual-equipped version--numbers that numerous small cars can match these days. Not...
Report: Honda CR-Z Type R In The Works
We know that Honda’s performance arm Mugen is working on several performance modifications for the new 2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid sports car but it appears that a more aggressive Type R model may also be in the works. Not so long ago the idea of a hybrid powertrain in a sports car was anathema to...Viknesh Vijayenthiran