Honda confirmed today that it will participate in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race with the Honda CR-Z Hybrid hatchback in the Le Mans vers le Futur, an event looking at the future of the legendary event.
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“The organisers of Le Mans 24 Hours, the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), is committed to making its world famous event more sustainable and so for the second year is organising a special exhibition called ‘Le Mans vers le Futur’ devoted to showcasing the Le Mans racing cars of the future,” Honda said in a statement.
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Developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD), which is the racing arms of American Honda, the Honda CR-Z gets a range of upgrades for real race conditions. In Europe, the Honda CR-Z Racer is used as a pace car as part of Speed EuroSeries.
Hit the jump for the technical data of the Honda CR-Z Racer Hybrid by HPD.
Honda CR-Z Racer Hybrid by HPD:
Review: 2011 Honda CR-Z Hybrid:
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Technical data of the CR-Z Racer hybrid by HPD:
- Production year: 2010
- Configuration: Combination IMA hybrid (Electric motor between the internal combustion engine and gearbox) Li-ion battery 7 kWh/173 volts
- Architecture: 4 cylinders in line, mounted transversely in front, FWD
- Displacement: 1,497 cm3
- Type: SOHC, 4 valves / cylinder; fuel Injection and turbocharger
- Transmission: 6 speed manual
- Power: 200 hp
- Max torque: 237 Nm
- Specific Power: 133 hp / litre
– By: Omar Rana