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 recently 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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    • 1 Second Ago
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gosh, ABG just knows their target audience so well.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Neither green nor a CRZ
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car is costly, uncorfortable, polluting and consume a lot of imported oil. Postpone any expenditure toward that car till they start to build and market a fast car that cost few to build, is non-polluting and dosn't have fuel cost and also that have 4 doors with a trunck. No more waiting and expenditures. Keep your old ride, enjoy life and patiently do a general widespread strike on everything that cost a lot and pollute.
      Ford Future
      • 3 Years Ago
      No details on the electric motor or the battery!?!
      • 3 Years Ago
      You could have told me it was a diesel and I would have believed it. Smoke and low revs.