JDM Honda CR-Z Brochure Hits the Web: Claims 0 to 62 MPH in 9.7 Sec
The monks at Temple of VTEC have uncovered what appears to be the official brochure for the Japan-spec Honda CR-Z. Our Kanji is a bit rusty, so here's what we can pick out.
The pictures say the CR-Z hits 62 mph in 9.7 seconds, which isn't too much of a surprise considering an electric-assisted 1.5L provides propulsion (the CRX wasn't a hot-rod, either). The brochure offers a pair of power figures. We assume the 113-hp at 6000 rpm 107 lb-ft at 4800 rpm is the gasoline engine, while the 13-hp at 1500 rpm and 57 lb-ft at 1000 rpm comes from the electric assist.
The fuel mileage claims translate to around 55 mpg, but Japan measures mpg with a different standard in Japan. You can expect the U.S. version's numbers to settle a little under the Insight's combined 41 mpg, as the CR-Z has a little more displacement.
Honda has said that the CR-Z will enter world markets by the end of 2010.
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Link to article here courtesy of Temple of Vtec
Picture found at Motortrend courtesy of Temple of Vtec