Supercharged performance is now available in the Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid for North America through a new dealer-installed Honda Performance Development (HPD) supercharger kit.
Best known as Honda’s North American racing company, HPD developed a full line of street performance accessories for the CR-Z and first revealed them at the 2013 SEMA Show. With the debut of the supercharger kit this month, all of the HPD street performance components for the CR-Z are now available at Honda dealers in the United States.
Available for the 2013 and 2014 Honda CR-Z, the HPD supercharger kit boosts total powertrain output to 147kW (197 hp), an increase of 50kW over the standard 97kW (130 hp). The performance kit also includes the HPD air-to-air intercooler, high-flow fuel injectors, an ECU calibrated to meet CARB AT-PZEV regulations with 91 octane fuel and the HPD air filter system.
Priced at US$5,495, exincluding dealer installation, the HPD supercharger kit maintains the CR-Z’s powertrain warranty when installed by a Honda dealer. The HPD supercharger kit is available exclusively for CR-Z manual transmission models and HPD has developed an optional limited slip differential and HPD sport clutch for those customers looking for an even higher level of performance.
A range of HPD street performance accessories for the CR-Z are also available including HPD sport exhaust, HPD sport dampers, coil springs with reduced ride height, 300mm diameter disc brakes and HPD 18-inch wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. When the full package is specified, the CR-Z is completed by an aero kit including front lip and tail spoilers, rear diffuser and HPD badge.