Honda Performance Development (HPD) has announced that Honda CR-Z Hybrid Racer will be participate in the exhibition at the second annual Le Mans Vers Le Futur (literally translates to ‘Le Mans to the Future’), which is a support event for the 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The Honda CR-Z Hybrid Racer was displayed for the first time at the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas and had its racing debut at Thunderhill 25 Hours race in Napa, California in December of last year, which is powered by a 1.5 liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol/gasoline unit and an electric motor mounted between the internal combustion engine and the 6-speed manual gearbox, rated at 200-horsepower and 237Nm (174.8 lb-ft) of peak torque.
Technical Specs data of the Honda CR-Z Hybrid Race Car by HPD
- Production year: 2010
- Configuration: Combination IMA hybrid (Electric motor between the internal combustion engine and gearbox)
- Li-ion battery 7 kWh/173 volts
- Architecture: 4 cylinders in line, mounted transversely in front, FWD
- Displacement: 1,497 cm3
- Type: SOHC, 4 valves / cylinder; fuel Injection and turbocharger
- Transmission: 6 speed manual
- Power: 200 hp
- Max torque: 237 Nm
- Specific Power: 133 hp / litre