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Custom 2011 Honda CR-Zs at the 2010 SEMA Show - Click above for high-res image gallery

Honda has a grand total of 12 different CR-Zs on display at this year's SEMA show. In addition to the Mugen and Hybrid R we showed you earlier, the Japanese automaker has created the CR-Z with Genuine Honda Accessories and HPD CR-Z Racer, and eight other companies have put their spins on the compact hybrid hatch.

Big name companies like Bisimoto Engineering, DSO Eyewear, Eibach Springs, Fortune Motorsports and Konig Wheels have created their own one-off CR-Zs, accounting for a little less than half of Honda's overall showing. Two special project CR-Zs are on hand, as well, done up by the folks from Honda Tuning Magazine and the Los Angeles Auto Show.

See the full lot of CR-Zs for yourself in the gallery below, and hit the jump for Honda's official press release.


Honda CR-Zs at the 2010 SEMA Show
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  • Honda CR-Zs at the 2010 SEMA Show
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  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Bisimoto Engineering
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Bisimoto Engineering
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Bisimoto Engineering
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Bisimoto Engineering
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Bisimoto Engineering
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Bisimoto Engineering
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Bisimoto Engineering
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Bisimoto Engineering
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Fortune Motorsports / Tjin Edition
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Fortune Motorsports / Tjin Edition
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Fortune Motorsports / Tjin Edition
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Fortune Motorsports / Tjin Edition
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Fortune Motorsports / Tjin Edition
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Fortune Motorsports / Tjin Edition
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Fortune Motorsports / Tjin Edition
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Fortune Motorsports / Tjin Edition
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Eibach Springs
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Eibach Springs
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Eibach Springs
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  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Eibach Springs
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Wraptivo
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Wraptivo
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Wraptivo
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Wraptivo
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Wraptivo
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Wraptivo
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Wraptivo
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Wraptivo
  • LA Auto Show Project Honda CR-Z
  • LA Auto Show Project Honda CR-Z
  • LA Auto Show Project Honda CR-Z
  • LA Auto Show Project Honda CR-Z
  • LA Auto Show Project Honda CR-Z
  • LA Auto Show Project Honda CR-Z
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Tuning Magazine
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Tuning Magazine
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Tuning Magazine
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Tuning Magazine
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Tuning Magazine
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Tuning Magazine
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by DSO Eyewear
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by DSO Eyewear
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by DSO Eyewear
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by DSO Eyewear
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by DSO Eyewear
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by DSO Eyewear
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Konig Wheels
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Konig Wheels
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Konig Wheels
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Konig Wheels
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Konig Wheels
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Konig Wheels
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Performance Development
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Performance Development
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Performance Development
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Performance Development
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Performance Development
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Performance Development
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Performance Development
  • 2011 Honda CR-Z by Honda Performance Development

Photos copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL

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2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Dominates 2010 SEMA Show

MUGEN accessory kit to be offered for CR-Z as Honda Performance Development debuts two CR-Z concept cars

11/02/2010 - LAS VEGAS

Twelve modified 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupes are featured prominently in the Honda booth at the 2010 SEMA Show, which opens today. As the first available sport hybrid, the CR-Z demonstrates new opportunities for vehicle personalization among the import tuner community. Several significant vehicles are being unveiled at the show, including a 2011 CR-Z equipped with MUGEN* accessories, the Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD) CR-Z Hybrid R Concept, the HPD CR-Z Racer and several vehicles equipped with Honda Genuine Accessories.

"With the CR-Z sport hybrid coupe, drivers can achieve the great efficiency of a hybrid car without giving up the fun that many demand from a sporty car," said Bruce Smith, vice president of Parts Operations for American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "The combination of greener practicality with style and fun makes this vehicle a perfect fit for young, environmentally conscious buyers looking to further personalize their cars."

A 2011 CR-Z equipped with MUGEN accessories is also being revealed, and Honda announced that in the spring of 2011, it will begin sales of a limited-edition MUGEN accessory kit for the vehicle. Limited to only 300 complete kits, the package includes: a full MUGEN body kit; a front grille; a rear wing spoiler; 17-inch "XJ" aluminum wheels; sport mats; a unique black aluminum shift knob and a billet aluminum oil-filler cap. Further, after purchase, each owner will receive a unique serial-number plaque designating each kit as one of 300 available. All of the painted parts will come color-matched to each of the five available CR-Z colors. Pricing details will be made available closer to the on-sale date.

Also unveiled today were two concept vehicles from HPD: the CR-Z Hybrid R Concept and the HPD CR-Z Racer. Though neither vehicle is intended for sale, HPD, Honda's North American racing company, was determined to demonstrate the potential of the CR-Z for both street and racing performance. Both vehicles share many performance enhancements, with the CR-Z Hybrid R Concept highlighting Honda-designed street styling and the HPD CR-Z Racer opting for serious racing capability. To demonstrate that capability, HPD will campaign two HPD CR-Z Racers at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race in December. HPD enhancements to both cars include: a turbocharger and upgraded IMA™ hybrid system, resulting in an estimated combined 200 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque; performance clutch; limited-slip differential; 'circuit-tuned' suspension; upgraded brakes and aerodynamic components.

Two vehicles were on display to demonstrate currently available Honda Genuine Accessories. For the CR-Z, Honda displayed a vehicle equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels; side, front lip and tailgate spoilers; a rear diffuser; an illuminated door-sill trim and an interior armrest. Additionally, a 2010 Accord Coupe equipped with dealer-installed Honda Factory Performance™ (HFP™) components melded a distinctive, custom appearance with an enhanced level of handling performance. All Honda Genuine Accessories offer the same 3-year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty as the rest of the vehicle, when installed at the time of new vehicle purchase, and are engineered to be fully compatible with each Honda vehicle.

On display as a demonstration concept only, the Accord Crosstour HFP Concept features 19-inch HFP wheels; a full HFP body kit and front grille; a prototype lowered HFP sport suspension; color-matched door handles and special black-out door sash trim.

Reaching out to the import community, Honda invited six independent vehicle tuners to build and display their CR-Z hybrid concepts at the SEMA Show. Tuners were asked to push the limits to improve fuel economy and performance with their builds, and the vehicles on display show the variety of directions in which a personalized sport hybrid can go. Beyond this group, both the Los Angeles Auto Show and Honda Tuning Magazine displayed their CR-Z special project cars in the Honda booth.

Vehicles on Display at the Honda Booth

From American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
2011 CR-Z with MUGEN accessories
2011 CR-Z with Honda Genuine Accessories
2010 Accord Crosstour HFP™ Concept
2011 Accord Coupe HFP

From Honda Performance Development, Inc.
2011 CR-Z Hybrid R Concept
2011 HPD CR-Z Racer

Aftermarket Project Vehicles
Bisimoto Engineering 2011 CR-Z
DSO Eyewear 2011 CR-Z Sport Hybrid Tuner
Eibach Springs 2011 CR-Z
Fortune Motorsports Samurai Gold 2011 Honda CR-Z
Konig Wheels 2011 CR-Z
Wraptivo 2011 CR-Z Type-F Concept

Special Project Vehicles

Honda Tuning Magazine 2011 CR-Z project car
Los Angeles Auto Show 2011 CR-Z project car


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      • 4 Years Ago
      The gray one between the red and blue looks done right.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really like the dark gray crz, Honda should have built it like that. Too bad it is so slow, I agree with op, they need to cram s2000 performance in there at a min. Props to that tuner that modded the gray one!
      • 4 Years Ago
      The dark grey CR-Z is actually quite attractive. However, it's sad to know that it probably does 0-60 in 11 seconds on heavy alloys of that size and handles like a sponge in my kitchen sink.

      I can't help but see this as lipstick on a pig. It's sad that the CR-Z was touted as a CRX replacement. The 1-series got closer to being the 2002 than the CR-Z did the CRX, and the 1 series missed the mark completely.
      • 4 Years Ago
      AGAIN I will ask why Honda went with this styling direction instead of the OSM concept?

      Google it, you'll agree, even if you don't like the OSM styling personally, you have to admit it's better than this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think it was a fellow on AutoBog.UK that suggested this this is "Total Crap!" I'd have to agree.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Maybe it's just me, but I find little to interest me in this car. It's not all that fuel efficient (for what it is). I don't consider the styling to be all that great. C&D said that instead of being somewhere between the price of the Fit and the Insight, that it's actually as expensive as the Insight.

      Maybe in some way, like so many past Hondas, that it's more than the sum of it's parts, but like so many newer Hondas overall not impressed.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Interesting. I think the CR-Z is sex on wheels. I just wish it had the athlete under the hood, too.
        • 4 Years Ago
        What an idiotic comment.

        What does Subaru have to do with a post about the Honda CR-Z? No one even mentioned the brand, said anything about AWD or boxer engines. Nothing.

        Some cars have benefits that go well beyond just skin-deep - and with Subaru sales being up, while almost ALL other makes being down, it looks like there are quite a few people out there that would agree. The CR-Z is supposed to be a "pretty face," with little else in it's favor, and yet it doesn't even offer the looks to back it up.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "SEMA 2010: Honda brings a surplus of custom CR-Zs"

      ... You've got to do something with those lot-rocks
      • 4 Years Ago
      The gray and black versions look pretty damn sick. Although they both desperately need black wheels!!

      I was really down on this "new' CRX. I was waiting a long time for this car to come out again and i was left disappointed to say the least. But, after seeing the car hooked up several times now in different exciting ways i have to say my mind has changed about the CR-Z. Although I'm not happy about the performance numbers. I really hope Honda comes out with an Si version of the CR-Z. If they do i might seriously consider this car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looking at the dark grey cr-z, I imagine what this car could have been, and what it should have been. It should have been a light weight little 2 seater sporting a high revving K20, making at least 220 hp. It could have been really cool.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have a feeling that the Hyundai Velostitor thing will be the car you speak of. It will be sporty without hybrid tech while still getting better mileage than the CR-Z. And it will cost less. I just hoping they decide to make one with the 270hp 2.0L turbo. THAT is the car we all need for fun commuting.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Pretty sure if they went with a conventional motor and a lower price point, this would have sold like hot bread.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Really, really digging the gray one. Would've bought one if they were available where I live.
      • 4 Years Ago
      For those of you comparing this car to the CRX and failing, I'd have to disagree. I think it's pretty darn close, which I would think after 20 years, that this would be the problem to argue. I think you guys are trying to compare modified CRX's to a stock CR-Z. CRX's didn't make 200hp, they made 130. While they were a lot lighter, my CR-Z only weighs 600lbs more then my gutted 92 Civic Si (I weighed it at one of those places where you buy rocks and sand). It's still just as fast if not faster then my old Si, but I'm sure its way safer. As far as having double-wishbone suspension and being easily modify-able, well that's a different story. If you're comparing stock to stock, I'd say they're pretty close. I was disappointed at first, but after I went and drove one, I bought it.

      This car isn't made for everybody, but for those of us who grew up with the CRX, but grew out of the "import" and "street racing" scene, it's a very nice car. Everyone I've shown mine to loves it. My brother drives a modified RSX Type-S, and he's looking to sell it to get a CR-Z.

      John Connor
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone know how much one of these would cost I know someone who owns one but I have no idea how he got it ??
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