2017 Honda CR-Z coupe Engine and Specs – Honda could revive the CR-Z coupe in 2017, but forgetting its fun side and its hybrid drive, to make a real sport. For this, the Japanese manufacturer would use a turbocharged engine which could be that of the Civic Type-R.
Engine manufacturer extraordinaire, Honda of succumbing to the temptation of the turbo for the new Civic Type R , which does not, however, prevent the latter to happily sing his connecting rods, pistons and valves her when she assumes the lap record at the Nurburgring . But it’s still another time with an atmospheric block as there was used until now.
But the turbocharger also has its virtues and perhaps, in the case of the Japanese manufacturer, the possibility of reviving a model. In this case the CR-Z , a small cut pleasure was proposed hybrid but not enough power to win. Marketing was interrupted in the first half 2014.
A true sports coupe
Thus our American colleagues from Car and Driver announced that Honda could boost the CR-Z in 2017, but with a turbo engine, probably derived from the 2.0-liter 310 horsepower Civic Type-R, or else a smaller 1.6 liter. That would be the end of the green spirit of the first CR-Z’s name and its hybrid, this time up to performance!
And to differentiate this new version, it would no longer based on the platform of the Jazz but on the next generation Civic. Seeking efficiency, while Honda would rather that of sports efficiency. In design and aerodynamics, we would expect to find elements stitched the Type R and NSX.
But the return of a hybrid 2017 Honda CR-Z can not be ruled out, via the new i-DCD engines used by Honda in Japan. 2017 Honda CR-Z.