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2014 Honda HPD CR-Z

Honda invited us to its Southern California North American headquarters last week to take a spin in a very special CR-Z – one modified with a full complement of Honda Performance Development (HPD) components. While the company has been racing with HPD parts for years, this is the first time the automaker has offered them for its street-legal vehicles, and it has chosen this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas to be the launch venue. Last year, Honda introduced the HPD Supercharged CR-Z Concept at SEMA – this is the slightly modified production version. The complete transformation... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
SC 1.5L I4/15kW motor
Power:
190 HP / 174 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$19,995
As-Tested Price:
$28,500 (est.)
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