Published on June 10th, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Honda CR-Z Hybrid To Race At Le Mans 24 Hours
Honda will take part in this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race with CR-Z Hybrid coupe. The specially prepared car was firstly unveiled at last year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. It is developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD), the “racing arm” of American Honda. The HPD Honda CR-Z Racer Hybrid will be powered by a 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol with the help of an electric motor. Both are mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and the overall power is 200HP and 237Nm of torque, which makes a specific power of 133HP per liter. The electric motor takes power from a 7 kWh Li-ion battery pack and helps the internal combustion engine, when it is needed. CR-Z Hybrid offers superb fuel consumption and nice perform.