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Honda CR-Z Video

Tuesday January 19th, 2010 at 5:11 PM
Posted by: Derek

honda-crzThe Honda CR-Z is a sporty and fun-to-drive hybrid coupe with a focus on sleek design and efficient environmental technology. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the 2011 Honda CR-Z. In this video the CR-Z’s chief chassis dynamics engineer, Terukazu Torikai, talks about how Honda developed the car’s handling and performance.

The CR-Z is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC® engine with Honda’s Integrated Motor Assist. The IMA system — motor, battery, electronics — will be like the Insight’s, as will the platform, to save cost. Honda wanted to provide a personal driving experience, that’s why they included a 6-speed manual as the standard transmission. Even the available CVT version comes with paddle shifters for an added level of control.

A senior engineer says, “It must be fun to drive, must remind you of the original CRX.”

Video after the jump


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5 Responses to Honda CR-Z Video

  1. francois says:

    I’m interested. The CRX was my first car and that’s certainly worth repeating.

  2. gregg says:

    sweet! how much?

  3. pimpbot says:

    I love that it’s going to have a manual option. I was bummed when they discontinued the Civic H manual, and the original Insight Manual.

  4. John says:

    Looks like an awesome car. Wondering what they will be doing on the hybrid front. Seems odd to have a 6 speed stick in a hybrid? Will be watching this car as more info comes out. Good preview very exciting.

  5. Derek says:

    Thank goodness for English translation. Good to hear that Honda engineers picked some worthy cars for inspiration.





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