Honda CR-Z gets Supercharged with HPD Street Performance

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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.

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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.

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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.

Read our Honda CR-Z Sport review

 

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