HKS working on supercharger for Honda CR-Z Hybrid

2011 Honda CR-Z

While we have yet to get behind the 2011 Honda CR-Z, we’re pretty sure that the 122-hp 1.5L i-VTEC mated to Honda”s Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system isn’t anything that’s going to blow us away in terms of performance.

No matter how sporty Honda may want the CR-Z to be – at the end of the day – it’s still a hybrid vehicle.

Well, lucky for all the true Honda CR-Z (CR-X) fans, HKS Power is working on a supercharger system for the hybrid hatchback that should deliver a nice increase in performance and… a very awkward sound, check out the video after the jump to see what we’re talking about.

Refresher: The 2011 Honda CR-Z is powered by a 1.5L i-VTEC mated to Honda”s Integrated Motor Assist hybrid system. It produces a total of 122-hp and a maximum torque of 128 lb-ft. When mated to a 6-speed manual, the CR-Z returns an EPA-estimated 31/37/34 mpg (city/highway/combined). With the CVT transmission, the CR-Z returns 35/39/37 mpg. Prices in the United States start at $19,200.

2011 Honda CR-Z:

2011 Honda CR-Z:

– By: Stephen Calogera

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