Details of Honda CR-Z Hybrid Leaked

By dancurranjr On December 13th, 2009

Honda CRZ HybridKeeping secrets in the internet age is a daunting task when photos and written material can be uploaded to the internet at the speed of light. That’s what happened to Honda yesterday when someone fed a purloined copy of the sales brochure for the new CR-Z hybrid sports coupe into a scanner and then put the results out on the web.

The brochure reveals some of the specifications for this much anticipated new model. The car will have a 1.5 liter V-TEC engine rated at 114 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque and an electric motor providing an additional 13 horsepower and 57 ft-lbs of torque. Both a CVT (continuously varialbe transmission) and a 6 speed manual transmission will be offered. 0 – 60 time is said to be 9.7 seconds.

While those performance numbers are not startling, the package that Honda has created certainly is. For the moment, it ranks as one of the sleekest, sexiest hybrids ever seen. The upgraded aero package from Mugen, Honda’s performance division, shown below, is especially tasty. The CVT will offer Normal, Eco and Sportt modes, but I’ll still take the 6 speed manual in mine, please!

The CR-Z is expected to be in showrooms by late Spring.


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