As everyone expected, Honda’s line-up at the 2010 SEMA Show was dominated by the hybrid CR-Z. The Honda hybrid making the top of our list is the CR-Z Hybrid R Concept. Of course this vehicle is not available for order, but Honda wanted to demonstrate the potential of the CR-Z for both street and racing performance.
Under the hood the Type R Concept features a turbocharger and upgraded IMA hybrid system, resulting in an estimated combined 200 HP and 175 lb-ft. of torque. Honda then added a performance clutch, limited-slip differential, ‘circuit-tuned’ suspension, upgraded brakes, and aerodynamic components.
The concept is painted in the usual Type R exterior red and features a more aggressive front grille, a huge rear wing, a lowered ride, and bigger wheels. For the interior, Honda is offering Recaro sport seats.
All we can say about this concept is that we really hope Honda will decide to offer a production version. This may not be the most fantastic looking hybrid on the market, but tuning projects like this one, give it a slightly higher advantage than before.