• Sep 22, 2011
The roles of the automaker and the car magazine are well delineated: The former makes the cars, and the latter reports on them. Once in a while, though, we see the two changing hats, as automakers produce their own brand magazines and magazines build their own kit cars and whatnot. But this collaboration, for better or worse, brings the two that much closer. And if any publication was going to break the mold, we suppose it would have to be Intersection.

For those not familiar, Intersection is a different kind of car magazine from what you typically pick up at the news stand – more for fashion-forward hipsters than for grease-monkeys and gearheads. The publication typically features spreads featuring skinny models in skinny jeans next to Nissan Cubes and vintage Volvos – or an Audi submerged in a swimming pool – but for their latest project, the French edition of the magazine teamed up with Honda for the special-edition CR-Z you see here.

The unique hybrid coupe is distinguished by a matte beige paint job with orange steel wheels riding on matching orange tires for the summer, and black wheels with black tires for the winter. Eley Kishimoto outfitted the interior. It was unveiled just the other day at the Galerie Nikki Diana Marquardt in Paris, and while it looks to be a one-off for the time being, Honda France is reportedly considering a limited run for public consumption. Follow the jump for a video (in French) on the paint selection process and check out the images in the gallery for a closer look.

HONDA CR-Z x INTERSECTION from French Cut on Vimeo.



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      The_Zachalope
      • 3 Years Ago
      Does this remind anyone else of Subaru's Mediocrity campaign from last year?
        IBx27
        • 3 Years Ago
        @The_Zachalope
        By the way, turns out it was a real campaign for the new Impreza.
      Rudukai13
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok, I rarely take the time out of my ever so busy day to comment seriously about anything on the internet, but I've reached the breaking point. The "hipster" movement is one that needs to die a fiery, painful death, RIGHT F*CKING NOW. Do you people not understand that you look and act like complete retards? "No man, we're like, being ironic". No. NO. YOU people are pushing Idiocracy ever closer to reality. KNOCK IT OFF AND START ACTING LIKE REAL PEOPLE.
      Danaon
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the dumbest idea for a magazine ever.
      Dom
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yeah like Honda needs any more bad press right now.
        kmanning83
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Dom
        How is this bad press?
          Zacarious
          • 3 Years Ago
          @kmanning83
          "Intersection model loses fight against anorexia, dies on hood of Honda CR-Z." I don't see how that could be spun into a positive.
          Dom
          • 3 Years Ago
          @kmanning83
          The CR-z gets so much love around here, do you think this beauty (sarcasm) would make people change their mind about it?
      IBx27
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just seeing the cover picture reminds me that Honda's dead.
      PoMoMangler
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car makes me sad.
      Burabus
      • 3 Years Ago
      at least the girl is hot
      Smooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      My mom told me that if I don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all. So I shall remain quiet on this one.....
      hevace
      • 3 Years Ago
      What's with all the hate? You guys are like, "Oh my God did you see how they totally trashed that sweet Honda Cr-Z. Man, what a waste!!" You guys . . . You guys feel threatened by . . . Hipsters!?
        ToyotaSupraMan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @hevace
        Threatened? More like replaced. Honda used to mean something to gearheads: Type-R, S2000, NSX, Civic, Integra, K20, exciting and fun-to-drive cars. Now it's a boring collection of daily drivers and fashion accesories.
        Rudukai13
        • 3 Years Ago
        @hevace
        Threatened? No. Annoyed? Angered? A welling of blood lust not felt since the days of cavemen staring down the saber-toothed tiger that slaughtered their family? Perhaps...
      AnalogJesse
      • 3 Years Ago
      I actually really love that tan color, but the wheels are, obviously, bad. A gunmetal brown color for the wheels would look great with that color.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      kant
      • 3 Years Ago
      so the honda cr-z is a pumpkin?
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