The 2012 Honda CR-Z – Advance Information
For an eco-sports car, the 2012 Honda CR-Z does not provide the most power nor is it the most fuel saving car on the market. It can only give 38 miles per gallon, even when you combine the electric motor and flimsy 122 horsepower engine. The 2012 Honda CR-Z is way down the list of other “green” cars.
To fix these problems Honda has decided to give the world a turbocharged Honda CR-Z instead, plus they are dropping the electric motor. It will come in two variations of a 299 horsepower and a 160 horsepower version, a big difference from the previous 122 horsepower engine. They are planning on the 2012 Honda CR-Z making its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in December 2011.
A Japanese tuning firm Silk Blaze has unleashed its first concept Honda CR-Z supercharged at the Tokyo Auto Salon. They have attached a HKS supercharger to the 1.5 liter four-cylinder engine of the Honda CR-Z. By doing this, they have raised the final output to 271 horsepower. This is with the combination of the electric engine.
This supercharged 2012 Honda CR-Z has a new front bumper, a grille change, side skirts, a new rear bumper and rear wing. There will also be a rear air diffuser. It will have three-exhaust pipe openings in the center to match the supercharge exhaust.
There will also be a Mugen Euro 2012 Honda CR-Z which has also added a supercharger to the engine but it will only get 197 horsepower and 181 pound feet torque. They have also taken the added power along with the integrated hybrid assist system and made it efficient with more help from an upgraded intercooler and exhaust system. With the Mugen style, the 2012 Honda CR-Z will also have the Mugen-spec rear and front bumpers, a big rear wing and side skirts. This version will make its official debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
Patricia Johnson contributed to this article for starredreviews.