The Honda CR-Z may be not the most fuel-saving car nor does it provide the most power under the hood either for an eco-sports car. With its flimsy 122 horsepower engine and an electric motor combined, and yet, it could only provide a 38 miles per gallon fuel economy; compare to other “green” cars, it is way below the list. Still, it is a fresh idea and style sports car that came to reality.
So, Honda is addressing this issue with a turbocharged Honda CR-Z instead, and dropping the electric motor. Autocar reports that the Honda CR-Z turbo is currently being pushed for production, and it will come in two variations of 160-hp and 200-hp versions. Autocar also states that the Honda CR-Z turbo will make its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in December.
Now this all sounds great for all the Honda CR-Z enthusiasts, but we need to reserve that this is just a rumor for now. Until we have a definite source, which Autocar didn’t mention, we can only speculate for now. But if it’s true, we can see the Honda CR-Z turbo will be based on the CR-Z concept from the SEMA show late last year.