• Sep 2, 2010
Honda CR-Z Type-F – Click above for high-res image

Nearly one year later, we're still digging the idea behind Meguiar's Wraptivo system. For under $2,000 you can design and have a professional installer wrap your car in vinyl, complete with custom graphics and textures. And to drum up more interest in the program after its debut at last year's SEMA show, Meguiar's has picked up a 2011 Honda CR-Z and enlisted the tuning talents of RJ De Vera and rendering artist Jon Sibal to show what it has planned for the 2010 show.

Naturally, the CR-Z Type-F Concept is focused on the matte black and "carbon fiber" wrap, but the real party pieces are underneath the vinyl.

A supercharger will be fitted to the anemic 1.5-liter four-pot, with a custom exhaust system and a Hondata ECU used to extract maximum power. Accessories from Honda's performance line will join a Tein suspension, HKS components and some Volk TE37 wheels, while the inside will benefit from a pair of Recaro buckets, Alcantara trim and a new shift knob. And while it might be easy to dismiss the Type-F (which apparently stands for "Fun") as a SEMA show queen, Meguiar's plans to enter it in Source Interlink's annual Super Lap Battle the week after the show. Get all the details in the press release after the jump and check out Sibal's high-res rendering above.

[Sources: Jon Sibal, Motorworldhype]
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WraptivoTM Will Create Honda CR-Z "Type F" Concept To Debut At 2010 SEMA Show.

Wraptivo™ will produce our very first in house SEMA car in the form of a 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid concept build dubbed "Type-F".The goal for the Wraptivo™ Honda CR-Z Type-F Concept is to evoke the notion of fun, which lies at the core of the CR-Z DNA while also giving a nod to the spirit and Honda heritage of the CR-Z. The Type-F concept will feature a sportier aesthetic over stock with the use of a combination of Honda Accessories Aero pieces and along with other aero components from Japan. The aero package will be complemented with a design package created to give this concept a special uniqueness yet with a familiarity that is still unmistakably Honda. The vehicle will be wrapped with Wraptivo™ Matte Black and Carbon Black Film while small accents will be left in gloss black. The CR-Z will act as a canvas for Wraptivo to showcase its vehicle wrap options and give customizers a preview of how they can take advantage of this technology as a new way to protect their factory paint while also having the ability to easily change the look of their vehicle.

To increase performance we are looking to develop a supercharger system, suspension package, an ECU Tune, exhaust system, and other components with the help of our technology partners: Honda Accessories, Tein , HKS, BF Goodrich, Volk Racing, Hondata, and others to be confirmed at a later time. Interior enhancements will be subtle but functional. Recaro seats, a sport shift knob, and alcantara panels will be implemented to give the driver a sportier experience for fun filled excursions.

The completed Wraptivo™ Honda CR-Z Type-F will closely resemble the concept rendering created for us by automotive digital illustrator Jon Sibal (JonSibal.com) though as the Type-F Concept is still in the early stages of production the final version may differ from the illustration slightly.

The Wraptivo Type-F Concept will make its official debut at the 2010 SEMA Show in the American Honda exhibit while the Wraptivo designer car wraps by Meguiar's product line will also be launched at the same global event. Visit booth 24643 (in center hall) to learn more about Wraptivo and the American Honda booth to see the Wraptivo CR-Z. From there it is our intention to test all of our performance upgrades by entering the CR-Z Type-F in Source Interlink's Super Lap Battle time trial event held the week after SEMA's conclusion.

Updates on the Wraptivo Honda CR-Z Type-F concept will be available on the official Wraptivo™ twitter page (twitter.com/Wraptivo), Facebook page (facebook.com/WraptivoFB), as well as on MotorworldHype.com, the official online media partner for the Wraptivo™ Honda CR-Z Type-F Concept. There will also be a feature article and pictorial in an upcoming issue of Import Tuner magazine.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll take one without the red wheels and carbon fiber, the flat black paint and the Civic type R style badge looks good to me though
      • 4 Years Ago
      'ring time?
        • 4 Years Ago
        Still waiting, it hasn't made it around the full lap yet...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Should have thrown a K20A engine in there. Sorted
      • 4 Years Ago
      @350Zed , all that ricer talk and your the one driving a 350Z. How ironic...
        • 4 Years Ago
        300bhp V6 + RWD > non-VTEC 1.5L + FI + Hybrid + FWD
        • 4 Years Ago
        A very poor sports car at that. More of a Japanese Mustang , so much cheap plastic,harsh sounding motor, and that horrible jelly bean shape. Nissan should of developed the 300ZX further, the 350Z will always be thye black sheep in the Nissan World.

        Now the 370 Z , better , but still needs improvement, glad Nissan is moving in the right direction.
        • 4 Years Ago
        At least the 350z is a real sports car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry old man, not my cup of tea!! It seems I have developed an aversion to honda.
      • 4 Years Ago
      RJ+honda+te37s+hondata= like the good old days.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Now we talking, all pimped out and stuff.
        • 4 Years Ago
        carbon fiber wrap? how weird is that? why not just make the real deal and wrap the rest of the car?
      • 4 Years Ago
      That actually looks pretty good...now rip out the hybrid nonsense and drop in a supercharged 2 liter VTEC mill.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think everyone will be more stoked on a motor swaped CRZ with out the hybrid stuff and fake carbon wrap.

      it does look kinda cool but the last thing this car needs riced out sporty looks
        • 4 Years Ago
        I expect that will be at Sema and it will be the CRZ people will be talking about.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Or you could just buy a Golf GTI, it would probably be faster.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually, a Chevy Silverado is faster.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually, just the plain Golf with the 2.5 would be faster....
        • 4 Years Ago
        According to Honda's 0-60 performance numbers, the CR-Z is neck and neck with the Prius.

        So it's got a long way to go until it is considered fast.
        • 4 Years Ago
        With these mods and what I think they will cost, you could probably get a Mustang GT
        • 4 Years Ago
        Actually a 1987 CR-X would be faster.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Heck, a bicycle will be faster than that (carbon fiber road bike pedaled by Lance Armstrong?)
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a chump car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh boy. I bet it has 150hp now. Almost as fast as a Scion TC then, i bet.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not to mention you negate whatever miniscule fuel economy advantage you have by supercharging it. So the Scion will handle marginally worse, get similar fuel economy, and be several thousand cheaper.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yup. The more you supercharge, the more drag you put on the crank, the more MPG you lose.

        This car needs high end more than it needs low end anyway. The 1.5L motor from the fit lost some high end output in the translation. And the IMA provides some low end grunt. Strange choice..
        • 4 Years Ago
        There's a BIG difference between a high tech motor that is purpose built for super/turbocharged duty and an engine with an aftermarket kit installed on it, Elmo.

        That VW 1.4L powerplant is far more advanced than the L15A. It is an unfair comparison. Without the supercharger/turbocharger setup, it would get even better fuel economy than it does. Keep in mind that the L15A is sort of an older design, single overhead cam with variable valve timing only on the intake, no direct injection, and probably no real updates since the early 2000's.
        • 4 Years Ago
        lol@you 2

        Wow, both of you have absolutely no knowledge of supercharging whatsoever. The new VW TWINCHARGED 1.4L I4 gets over 40mpg, yet it's both supercharged AND turbocharged.

        You can tune an FI system to match or get close to factory mileage. It really isn't that hard. I mean, ways of doing it are ALL over the internet. I don't know why you guys didn't go and research this.

        Oh ignorance, what a wonderful thing.
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