When we first laid eyes on the specs for the Honda CR-Z, you could say we were less than enthused. We'd been hoping for more grunt than 122 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque while at the same time expecting better efficiency than the CR-Z's 36 city, 39 highway miles per gallon. Those disappointments didn't change much after we drove the CR-Z, as decent driving dynamics were compromised by a significant lack of punch.
That could change after HKS Power finishes working on what sounds like a very sweet supercharger. As of this moment, the supercharger is reportedly driving CR-Z power up to a more respectable 170 ponies, though we wouldn't be surprised if the tuners will be able to tweak the blower to surpass 200 horses. Hit the jump to watch a 16-second teaser video of a blown CR-Z on the dyno. The developmental vehicle hits 169 friction-free miles per hour while sounding like a Formula One car.