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SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer
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  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer side profile

  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer
  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer front

  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer
  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer rear 3/4

  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer
  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer rear 3/4

  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer
  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer side profile

  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer
  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer interior

  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer
  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer interior

  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer
  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer

  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer
  • SAE World Congress 2012: Honda CR-Z Racer

The Honda CR-Z Racer is not a new car – a version of it took to Le Mans last summer – but we got to see it for the first time at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress in Detroit and realized this thing is indeed ready for the track.

Compared to the street version of the CR-Z, the Racer has an improved powertrain that pairs an in-line, four-cylinder, turbocharged engine – 6,300 rpm redline – with an electric powertrain that uses nickel-cobalt magnesium batteries. The engine and the electric motor put out 200 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Oh, and the Racer also needs to burn high-octane unleaded racing fuel.

Inside, the Racer has only one seat (which leads to reduced mass, of course) and it has 17-inch racing tires at the corners. Thanks to an overall lower center of gravity and that spoiler, when we see this sporty hybrid, we just want to see what the car can do when it's moving.


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      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 3 Months Ago
      This car would make a fantastic electric conversion. Hurry up and blow the engine so i can buy it for peanuts and finish the job :D
      Dan Frederiksen
      • 3 Months Ago
      still ugly and not green
        A_Guy
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Dan Frederiksen
        Mine gets over 40 mpg on a tank and more compliments on it's looks than any car I've owned. One of which was a ZX3 hatch with Saleen wheels and z-rated tires (among other subtle upgrades) that always garnered comments from people.
      Ford Future
      • 3 Months Ago
      Yes. I'd like that battery in the Insight. Any additional details available?
      db
      • 3 Months Ago
      http://www.nasa25hour.com/honda-cr-z-hybrid-finishes-second-at-thunderhill.html
      Ford Future
      • 3 Months Ago
      The previous version had a: 7kWh Li-ion battery. I wonder, does Honda sell a performance-part battery?
        2 Wheeled Menace
        • 3 Months Ago
        @Ford Future
        Ha, keep dreamin' if you think Honda is actually gonna put something out that an end consumer would want.. They'd prolly ask >$5k for it anyhow