7 Jul 2012
Honda recently unveiled their new CR-Z GT with a dual-turbocharged engine, all ready to compete in the Super GT race for the GT300 class. This new CR-Z GT was developed with Mugen, who specializes in tuning Honda engines to perform at their optimal level.
Some of the most noticeable exterior differences from the production model CR-Z include a longer wheelbase and a box flare body kit that widens the race car by about 8 inches. Surprisingly, there isn’t much difference in weight between the stock production CR-Z and the racing CR-Z; the racer is only 12 lbs lighter than the production version. They were able to accomplish this by replacing the body panels with lightweight carbon fiber pieces.
Obviously, there will be improvements in engine performance over the production model. Honda, in partnership with Mugen, replaced the drivetrain with a twin-turbocharged 2.8-liter V6 engine which is paired to a custom hybrid system created specifically for racing.
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