• Mar 9th 2010 at 3:58PM
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With Honda's in-house parts department in the game and Mugen developing it's own line of kit for the CR-Z, the tuner trifecta is almost complete with the release of Spoon's performance parts for Honda's hybrid hatch.

While we thought bright blue wheels went out of vogue (even in the U.S.) in 2008, Spoon has coated its CR93 rollers in the company's signature hue, along with upgraded calipers clamping onto 15-inch slotted discs. A ride height lowered by 50mm comes courtesy of front coilovers and a spring and shock combo in the rear, while the body has been subtly altered with the addition of a carbon fiber hood, mirrors and front lip spoiler.

More importantly, a new N1 exhaust has been fitted and Spoon is fiddling with the ECU to churn out a few extra (and much-needed) ponies. There's no word on what the rejiggered computer and exhaust is good for power-wise or how Spoon is manipulating the hybrid drive system to boost performance, but considering the company's past endeavors, we're expecting good things.

[Source: Spoon via 7Tune]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 5 Years Ago
      No way those are 15" rotors, since the wheel is 17". My guess is that those are stock rotors.
        • 5 Years Ago
        15" 'system', meaning that 15" wheels are required for clearance.
        By the looks, that would be tie rod clearance.
        Those rotors look to be 10.5"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here's hoping they manage to drop a Spoon K20 in there. Mmm 13,000 RPM...
      • 5 Years Ago
      getting closer to looking good, though it needs a new front end
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just hope you don't come across a Prius with an old man driving..
        • 5 Years Ago
        You, sir, win at life.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car create pulls so many g's that You need those big15-inch slotted discs to make the car come to a halt...
      • 5 Years Ago
      looks better than stock from the factory. hopefully that suspension tidies it up some. even if it doesn't have power, i would at least hope that it can handle well.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am hoping with some re-tuning that Spoon can atleast get this thing past the 160 combinged hp mark, anything less and I dont know... I guess like one other poster said wait until we can drive it. But 0-60mph in 9.whatever seconds isnt very impressive. High 7's getting warmer atleast. To be honest I would love a K20 swaped version of either this car or the Fit. Even better would be the K20 tuned with the IMA aswell it would be win-win and to me how it should have been built from the start!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well if you are truly after Honda performance then the K23A is the motor to have think about it... already got a turbo on it and everything. But the K20 is a cheap motor so the cost put into this car is why I suggest it the K24 isnt that great from a tuning perspective and dosnt get very good MPG on its own. The K20 in the civic si on the other hand combined with the IMA would be a sweet setup in the better looking CRZ IMO.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I was mainly looking form them to get the most out of the 1.5 so that could be alot higher and then I am not sure what they can do hybrid tech wise but I am sure there is alot more potentail in the car then the 128hp the rate it at. On the K20 front I was more talking about Honda releasing the CR-Z with the K20 instead of the 1.5 lump thats currently in there. The K20 is starting to show its age but I know of people still making big numbers out of them, a close friend has one N/A setup doing close to 240 hp at the wheels in an Integra.
        • 5 Years Ago
        240 at the wheels is impressive, but it's an outdated motor to put in a production car.
        Isn't it circa 2002? It was ahead of it's time when it came out, but now it's far behind.

        k24 is a better choice as it offers decent torque, but said motor probably won't fit in a CRZ, those new gen Honda engine bays are pretty tiny.

        Anyway, you won't see that kind of power outta that 1.5 without throwing some serious parts at it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        *shrug* i no longer understand spending thousands of dollars on swaps anymore.

        I've had 3 Hondas in the past and it was always appealing but never made financial sense. I know i'd need tons of swap parts & the motors aren't that great in reality.

        The prelude wasn't faster than my Integra and the RSX did not look appealing either.
        Frankly i think the Honda tuner thing made sense 10 years ago when slightly more displacement made the car a rocket with fuel economy and reliability that rivaled evertthing else on the market.

        Instead i bought a car with the big motor swap included because Honda wouldn't sell me one, at least with a manual transmission. Yup... the thing in my profile pic ;p
      • 5 Years Ago
      Here is my problem with this car....

      The car is all show and will get the people who car about........................um i don't know, styling maybe (it is appealing to many including me)


      I don't wanna pay for the maintenance for this damn thing...Sure it may be "fun" to drive but Its slow, built with many in dealer only parts (hybrid drive train), and shares NONE of the principals that made its blood line so great. Lightweight fun.

      It will be interesting to see the resale value on these things because frankly people who buy small cars buy it for there ease and price. Have to replace a hybrid element and these things go out the window....This car has neither of these going for it
      • 5 Years Ago
      You can put lipstick on a pig . . .

      Seriously, how hard is it for Honda to understand that NO ONE wants this car? Not the enthusiasts, not the green crowd.

      I guess this was green lit by the same folks that brought you the Crosstour: Honda Design Team Denial.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Here in Irvine, California, I see plenty of Crosstour on the road daily.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well said, it's like they don't do marketing research anymore or something.
        Everyone blasted the Crosstour on facebook after all. But did they listen? no.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those are some serious brakes for a car producing so little power.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, it’s amazing. The miracle has been done. Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
      Car Motorcycle Parts
      • 5 Years Ago
      Will they offer an engine swap so you can have a *real* engine in the CR-Z? Like a K-series?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Look, I'm not drag racing, and frankly, drag racing a FWD Honda is dumb, anyway. So my question is: How much power is enough? And for what kind of driving? I don't think I need a K-Series motor to have fun up the Big Thompson canyon I occasionally drive.

        This car would work great for me.
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