Honda had unveiled three tuned CR-Z hybrid at SEMA this year. One of them is a standard CR-Z outfitted with Mugen accessories and said it will launch a limited run of 300 similarly styled kits this year. The Mugen package includes a full body kit, unique grille, rear spoiler, 17-inch aluminum wheels and black aluminum shift knob. The other two are Honda Performance Development concepts, the R Concept and the CR-Z Racer. Neither of these two are planned for production. Both cars are turbocharged and horsepower is raised to 200hp. Better brakes, aero tweaks, and stiffer suspension are some of the changes made to the car.
“It’s clear that sports cars of the future will need to deliver respectable fuel economy and respectable performance,” said Bruce Smith, vice president of Honda’s parts operations.