2011 HPD CR-Z Racer
Unveiled today were two concept vehicles from HPD: the CR-Z Hybrid R Concept and the HPD CR-Z Racer. Though neither vehicle is intended for sale, HPD, Honda’s North American racing company, was determined to demonstrate the potential of the CR-Z for both street and racing performance.
Both vehicles share many performance enhancements, with the CR-Z Hybrid R Concept highlighting Honda-designed street styling and the HPD CR-Z Racer opting for serious racing capability. To demonstrate that capability, HPD will campaign two HPD CR-Z Racers at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race in December.
HPD enhancements to both cars include: a turbocharger and upgraded IMA™ hybrid system, resulting in an estimated combined 200 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque; performance clutch; limited-slip differential; ‘circuit-tuned’ suspension; upgraded brakes and aerodynamic components.
See full 2011 HPD CR-Z Racer Gallery here
|type||Concept / Prototype Car|
|released at||2010 SEMA|
|built at||Santa Clarita, California, USA|
|engine||Inline-4 w/IMA hybrid system|
|block material||Aluminum Alloy|
|valvetrain||SOHC 4 Valves per Cyl w/i-VTEC|
|displacement||1497 cc / 91.35 in³|
|bore||73 mm / 2.9 in|
|stroke||89 mm / 3.5 in|
|power||149.1 kw / 200 bhp|
|specific output||133.6 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||176.21 bhp per tonne|
|torque||237.3 nm / 175 ft lbs|
|body / frame||Unitary Steel Monocoque|
|f suspension||MacPherson Struts w/Stabilizer Bar|
|r suspension||Torsion Beam w/Stabilizer Bar|
|curb weight||1135 kg / 2500 lbs|