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Honda Brings a Supercharged CR-Z Concept to SEMA

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Ever since the Honda CR-Z hybrid was released, we've been asking for more power from the "sporty" hybrid. There have been lots of rumors that Honda is working on a more powerful version, but it has yet to be officially confirmed. This week the SEMA show officially kicked off in Las Vegas and in addition to the special Accord models, Honda also unveiled the HPD (Honda Performance Development) Supercharged CR-Z Concept. According to Honda the Supercharged CR-Z concept "is a further exploration of the performance potential of the CR-Z Sport Hybrid."

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The latest CR-Z concept expands on the CR-Z supercharged engine displayed at the 2011 SEMA Show, HPD made enhancements to improve acceleration, handling and stopping by adding a sport exhaust, developing a sport suspension, designing wheels with high performance tires and adding sport brakes. Honda hasn't released the official specs for the improvements under the hood, but lets hope that the concept is proof that Honda is really going to eventually release a more powerful CR-Z.

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In the meantime Honda is updating the 2013 CR-Z with a little more horsepower and a more powerful lithium-ion battery.

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