When Honda was teasing us with the Honda CR-Z back in late-2009 and early-2010, the teaser commercials showed us a hybrid that provided the perfect balance of economy and sport. This made us all immediately think that we were about the get the performance-minded hybrid we had been hoping for.

Well, when we finally received the specs on the 2011 CR-Z, we were slightly disappointed with the 122 horsepower and 128 pound-feet of torque that its 1.5-liter 4-pot pumped out. We were even more distraught when we found out that it only got 31 mpg city and 37 mpg highway – both numbers are now eclipsed by gasoline-only cars. The lack of power translated out to an 8.3-second sprint to 60 mph, which was about 1.5 seconds slower than we all expected to see.

Well, it looks like Jackson Racing has finally come up with a solution for those disappointed CR-Z drivers, as it has released a supercharger that will add some excitement to the equation, but only for 6-speed models.

This supercharger is available in three stages: tune yourself for $3,995, factory tuned for $4,495, and tuner system for $4,995. The first option includes only the supercharger system, the second system includes the supercharger, Hondata ECU remap and high-flow injectors, and the final kit includes the supercharger, Hondata FlashPro, Jackson’s CR-Z FlashPro calibration and high-flow injectors.

The latter kit will push the CR-Z’s output up by up to 50 horsepower and 45 pound-feet of torque, which increases it to an acceptable 172 horsepower and 173 pound-feet of torque. This likely brings the CR-Z’s 0 to 60 time into its anticipated range of about 6.7 seconds.

According to Jackson, this kit will not affect the CR-Z’s fuel economy under regular driving. However, if you like to keep your foot in the cooling fan, you will likely see steep fuel economy drop off. Jackson is currently working on an option for those with the whiny CVT. We say step one of that process should include scrapping the transmission, but we may be a little biased...

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Press Release

Jackson Racing releases their new supercharger system for US MT Honda CR-Z

2012 Honda CRZ by Jackson Racing Drivetrain
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Yorba Linda, California (August 1, 2012) – World leading Honda Supercharger experts Jackson Racing are proud to announce their next generation supercharger system for the Honda CR-Z is now available from $3995USD. The power and torque delivery of the Jackson Racing CR-Z is perfectly balanced with the Honda IMA hybrid system to provide a smooth, strong and sporty power delivery that will make you fall in love with your Honda again. The supercharger kit delivers an additional 50 horsepower and 45ft-lbs of torque, an impressive 40% increase in horsepower and 38% increase in torque. All while maintaining the excellent fuel economy expected from the CR-Z Hybrid.

The Jackson Racing CR-Z supercharger system has been through extensive durability testing to ensure factory drivability is retained, while giving a substantial boost in performance. This testing includes track time by seasoned drivers, taking the car and supercharger system to the limit. The Jackson Racing CR-Z attended Super Lap Battle 2011, and on its first try broke the previous Hybrid record by almost 6 seconds.

“We realize that performance tuning for the next generation of Hondas requires maintaining excellent fuel economy and adapting to new technologies,” said Oscar Jackson Sr., President and Chief Engineer of Jackson Racing. “The Jackson Racing CR-Z supercharger system embodies the best of our 30+ years of experience in building quality performance upgrades for Honda and Acura automobiles.”

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Key Points:

  • An additional 50 hp and 45 ft-lbs torque
  • Maintains excellent fuel economy when driven normally
  • Restores the performance “Honda” engine feel
  • Works in harmony with Honda’s IMA hybrid system

System Includes:

  • Rotrex C30-74 Supercharger
  • Jackson Racing Precision CNC-machined Components
  • Jackson Racing Belt Drive and Tensioning System
  • Jackson Racing Intercooler System
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  • High Quality Metric Fasteners and Hardware
  • Color Installation Manual
  • Industry Leading Customer Service and Support

Pricing and Availability:

Tune Yourself (TY) Kit – $3995

  • 8 PSI Jackson Racing CR-Z Supercharger System
  • Engine Management Not Included

Factory Tuned System – $4495

  • 8 PSI Jackson Racing CR-Z Supercharger System
  • Hondata ECU Reflash (Shipping Included)
  • High Flow Fuel Injectors

Tuner System – $4995

  • 8 PSI Jackson Racing CR-Z Supercharger System
  • Hondata FlashPro
  • Jackson Racing CR-Z FlashPro Calibration
  • High Flow Fuel Injectors

The TY kit is ideal if you already have engine management and want to do your own tuning.

The Factory Tuned system is our plug-n-play system. This system provides the same power and drivability as the Tuner kit without the added expense of the FlashPro tuning solution or hassle of flashing the ECU yourself. Install and enjoy.

The Tuner system includes the Hondata FlashPro and the Jackson Racing CR-Z calibration. This system is ideal if you are looking for the data-rich features of FlashPro, and to learn more about your CR-Z.

More product details for the Jackson Racing CR-Z Supercharger System are available online at:
CR-Z Supercharger System | Jackson Racing

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Q: Will I need a clutch upgrade?

A: The Jackson Racing CR-Z has done over 20,000 miles including several track days all using the stock clutch. If you have an aggressive style of driving we would recommend a clutch upgrade.

Q: Why is the kit not offered for the CR-Z CVT?

A: Jackson Racing’s immediate focus is on the manual transmission CR-Z but will evaluate the demand for a CVT supercharger kit.

Q: Will you offer a kit for Japanese and European owners?

A: The Tuner kit will be available for international customers in the future. Visit FlashPro CR-Z to view the supported ECUs.

Q: Will my CR-Z pass emissions?

A: The CR-Z is an Advanced Technology-Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV), which is the cleanest gasoline engine standard. With 8 months of solid emissions lab testing, we have worked really hard to bring an emissions certified product to the CR-Z. We are happy to report, we have completed and passed all emissions lab testing and we are currently awaiting approval from California Air Resources Board.

Q: Will I be able to adjust and custom tune the Jackson Racing FlashPro calibration?

A: The calibration provided by Jackson Racing with the FlashPro cannot be modified.

Q: Will performance upgrades be available for the Jackson Racing systems?

A: Yes, performance upgrades are currently being tested and will be available.

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  (1333) posted on 08.30.2012

The looks says that this car is a speed freak. Honda did a great job making this kind of vehicle.

  (647) posted on 08.14.2012

This is one good car I’ve ever seen from Honda. Racing enthusiasts will be having a great time driving this car due to its amazing looks and speed.

  (596) posted on 08.13.2012

2012 Honda CRZ looks amazing! This racing edition of honda will surely top the market or it will be an eye-catching car.

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