Honda has announced that it's working with M-TEC and Team Mugen on a CR-Z GT that will campaign in the GT300 category of Japan's Super GT championship. The racing hybrid uses a 2.8-liter, twin turbo V6 paired with a specially developed hybrid system, and it will enter its first race at this month's SUGO GT round on July 28-29.

The CR-Z GT will race in the same class as the Subaru BRZ GT300 and Toyota Prius GT300. That latter car also uses a specially designed hybrid system with a larger battery from the Prius Alpha and a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V6.

The Honda CR-Z GT was recenly tested at Twin Ring Motegi, scroll down to watch the video and check out the official press release.



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Honda Announces Support to the Racing Activities of Team Mugen in the GT300 Class of SUPER GT Series Start of test runs for the MUGEN CR-Z GT equipped with Honda racing hybrid system

TOKYO, Japan, July 4, 2012 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced its intent to provide technical support to Team Mugen, operated by M-TEC Co., Ltd., for its competition with the MUGEN CR-Z GT in the GT300 class of SUPER GT Series. Honda will supply a 2.8-liter V6 twin-turbo engine and the racing hybrid system developed exclusively for this Team Mugen racing machine and will start actual test runs.

Team Mugen's first race with the MUGEN CR-Z GT featuring the Honda racing hybrid system will be the 2012 SUPER GT Series Round 4 SUGO GT 300km Race held on July 28-29, 2012.


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      racingfreak92
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks kinda like a Gumpert from the front
      turbomonkey2k
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honda line-up recipe for success: Civic 3 door Civic 4 door Civic Wagon CRZ non-hybrid Accord Sedan Accord 3 door Accord 4 door replace Accord Coupe with new Prelude Prelude Cabrio Sprinkle in some SUVs, crossovers and minivans for the dumbasses and rake in the dough.
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool silhouette car, bro.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @carguy1701
        >getting downvoted for telling the truth
          Tom
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carguy1701
          I think it was for saying something that was both obvious and irrelevant, in a dickish way.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      montegod7ss
      • 2 Years Ago
      My '97 Accord EX will be getting replaced in the next couple of months, and the only thing I'm 100% certain of is that it won't be replaced with another Honda. My mom's 2012 Pilot Touring is very nice, but for enthusiasts (the kind that hang out on car blogs) they offer next to nothing. I would absolutely consider something like a new version of a Prelude or RSX, but only if it was updated to compete with cars like the MS3. Working for Honda on commuter cars has to be heart breaking, compared to what they have on the motorcycle side.
        adrenalnjunky
        • 2 Years Ago
        @montegod7ss
        Honestly, their motorcycle stuff isn't terribly exciting these days, compared to what other brands are offering. I'm a CBR owner, and love how durable the Honda powerplant is, but other than MotoGP, Honda has virtually no production bike presence. Johnny Rea in WSBK has had a better season, but the fact is that the 1000RR is an old platform/powerplant combination that needs to be updated. I'll never be able to ride to anywhere close to the limits of a current 600 or literbike, but if I were shopping for a new one right now, I'm looking for features that Honda simply hasn't passed on to it's sportbikes yet.
          montegod7ss
          • 2 Years Ago
          @adrenalnjunky
          I didn't really mean they were at the top of the heap, but a liter bike is a handful even if it's an outdated Honda. In cars they don't offer anything even close to a MS3, Focus ST, WRX, etc., that's why to me their motorcycle line is still at least exciting.
        Gorgenapper
        • 2 Years Ago
        @montegod7ss
        If you want something like a modern day Prelude, you'll have to look at the Scion FR-S. Except that the FR-S is RWD, 200lbs lighter, has 1 more gear, has more safety/security features, has a way nicer interior, way nicer exterior and is not made by Honda.
      Pedro Gonsalez
      • 2 Years Ago
      V-Tech, bro! Yeaaaah...
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        So what you're saying is ricers killed fun at Honda? Seems legit.
      methos1999
      • 2 Years Ago
      So why the hell couldn't they make the CR-Z with just a V6 (and a back seat)? Honda and Mugen seem to enjoy making many race versions, as if to rub it in the public's nose that the consumer version sucks.
        namemightgohere
        • 2 Years Ago
        @methos1999
        Dude I know. I love Honda ... but they torture us. They have the technology to make the best sport cars in the world, but choose not to. :(
        ClementZ
        • 2 Years Ago
        @methos1999
        1. A V6 wouldn't fit. 2. If you want a usable back seat, get something with 4 doors.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      With the CRZ Mugen, Honda proved that their "sporty" hybrid/CRX successor is only a supercharger, farty pipes, LSD, and stickier tires away from actually building a truly sporty hybrid/worthy CRX successor and not a lie. It sounded good, could at least keep up with the Civic Si, could handle really well while still getting the same mpg. But Honda decided that still, they want to stay away from those pesky automotive enthusiasts and only sell appliances that are either outdated or uncompetitive, and above all, unexciting.
      Brian G
      • 2 Years Ago
      They must have seen my video from last year when I put a V6 in Eibach's CRZ.
      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Pikes Peak what?
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