Posted Dec 30th 2011 8:51AM
Twelve modified 2010 Honda CR-Z Racer Concept coupes are featured prominently in the Honda booth at the 2010 SEMA Show. Two vehicles were on display to demonstrate currently available Honda Genuine Accessories. For the 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid, Honda displayed a vehicle equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels; side, front lip and tailgate spoilers; a rear diffuser; an illuminated door-sill trim and an interior armrest. Additionally, a 2010 Accord Coupe equipped with dealer-installed Honda Factory Performance (HFP) components melded a distinctive, custom appearance with an enhanced level of handling performance. All Honda Genuine Accessories offer the same 3-year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty as the rest of the vehicle, when installed at the time of new vehicle purchase, and are engineered to be fully compatible with each Honda vehicle.
But the truly exciting mods are found under the hood, where 2010 Honda CR-Z Racer Concept strapped a Borg Warner turbo to the 1.5-liter 4-cylinder to pump out 175-hp and 155 ft-lbs of torque. But that’s not all, Honda also rejigged the Integrated Motor Assist hybrid setup to produce added power that’s available with an Indy Car styled push-to-pass button. When pressed, the 2010 Honda CR-Z Racer Concept makes a total of 200-hp and 175 ft-lbs of torque. On display as a demonstration concept only, the Accord Crosstour HFP Concept features 19-inch HFP wheels; a full HFP body kit and front grille; a prototype lowered HFP sport suspension; color-matched door handles and special black-out door sash trim.
The two concepts shown at the 2010 SEMA Show are not intended for sale, but Honda Performance Development does plan on sharing the racing potential of the 2010 Honda CR-Z Racer Concept at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race in December. We smell a money-making opportunity in the works? Well, if the Racer is any good, of course.