2014 Honda CR-Z HPD Supercharged, First Look Video – 2013 SEMA Show

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Honda is finally listening to its critics by releasing a factory supercharger kit for its unique CR-Z hybrid, aiming to bump up the cars performance and credibility.  Continue Reading...

2014 Honda CR-Z Gains HPD Supercharger to Make 200-HP

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2014 Honda CR-Z Gains HPD Supercharger to Make 200-HP
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Last year at the 2012 SEMA Show, Honda’s racing arm, Honda Performance Development (HPD) showed off a supercharged Honda CR-Z concept. That concept will now become a reality. Continue Reading...

Acura ‘Gears Up’ to Take NSX Racing

Acura ‘Gears Up’ to Take NSX Racing
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Honda has made clear its intentions to take the NSX racing, both in its home country of Japan, and America, and with the announcement of a new technical partnership today that becomes a step closer to reality. Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z Supercharged Concept Video, First Look: 2012 SEMA Show

Honda CR-Z Supercharged Concept Video, First Look: 2012 SEMA Show
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Enthusiasts have been begging for it and Honda’s sales could certainly use it, yet the Japanese automaker continues to only tease the idea of a higher performance version of its CR-Z sport hybrid. Continue Reading...

Watch a Honda Civic Si Transformed into a Race Car in 7 Minutes – Video

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Ever wonder what it takes to build a race car? Honda believes it’s easier than you may think and the Japanese automaker decided to release a video showcasing the steps taken to convert a run-of-the-mill 2012 Civic Si to a competitive race car for World Challenge. Continue Reading...

Acura ILX Team to Compete at 25 Hours of Thunderhill

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Acura ILX Team to Compete at 25 Hours of Thunderhill
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Team Honda Research – West will be heading to this year’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill race with a pair of Acura ILX race cars, working in conjunction with Honda Performance Development and Solo Motorsports. Continue Reading...

Honda Expands Touring Car Racing Program for 2012 Season

Honda Expands Touring Car Racing Program for 2012 Season
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Honda is increasing its commitment to racing in 2012 by officially sponsoring teams entering the Pirelli World Challenge thanks to growing interest in both the U.S. and Canada. Honda Performance Development (HPD) provides components and support to teams ranging from amateur to professional levels. In the past the company supported teams in the Grand-Am Continental Tire… Continue Reading...

Honda CR-Z Racer To Run Demo Laps At 24 Hours of Le Mans

Honda CR-Z Racer To Run Demo Laps At 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Honda is truly out to prove a point that CR-Z owners can have their cake and eat it too. This isn’t the first time we’ve spotted Honda’s CR-Z Racer, created by Honda Performance Development (HPD). The vehicle debuted at SEMA 2010 and hit the track at the Thunderhill 25 Hours. And now it’ll show its… Continue Reading...

SEMA 2010: Honda HPD CR-Z Racer Gets a Turbo and Push-to-Pass Hybrid Boost

SEMA 2010: Honda HPD CR-Z Racer Gets a Turbo and Push-to-Pass Hybrid Boost
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Technically the SEMA Show doesn’t start until tomorrow but thanks to our spies inside we have these snap shots of just what potential Honda‘s new CR-Z has. The Honda Performance Development CR-Z Racer looks like a true racing machine and likely is with a fully stripped-down body, a lowered suspension, functional aero and some big… Continue Reading...

Honda Unveils 2011 LMP2 Race Engine – Based on Accord V6

Honda Unveils 2011 LMP2 Race Engine – Based on Accord V6
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Honda Performance Development is the first engine manufacturer to release details of an engine that complies with the ACO’s revised technical regulations that go into effect for the 2011 ALMS/Le Mans season. This new HPD LMP2 engine, based on Honda‘s global V6 engine used in everything from the Accord to the Acura ZDX, is a… Continue Reading...

Audi Sweeps the Podium at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Audi Sweeps the Podium at the 2010 24 Hours of Le Mans
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When the clock struck 12 today at Le Circuit de La Sarthe, Audi took home a stunning sweep of the podium at this year’s running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the Peugeot 908’s showing considerably more pace during qualifying, not even Audi Motorsports boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich would have predicted a 1-2-3… Continue Reading...

Honda Announces Factory Support Program for Professional and Amateur Racers

Honda Announces Factory Support Program for Professional and Amateur Racers
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Honda Performance Development (HPD), a division of Honda that is behind motorsports activities like the company’s American Le Mans Series efforts, is launching a new program to help both professional and amateur racers. Dubbed Honda Racing Line, this new grassroots motorsports initiative will allow members access to HPD and OEM products, as well as certain… Continue Reading...