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...

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...

Honda CR-Z Supercharged Concept is One Step Closer to Reality: 2012 SEMA Show

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Honda CR-Z Supercharged Concept is One Step Closer to Reality: 2012 SEMA Show
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A year ago Honda previewed a new engine at the SEMA Show and twelve months later it has found a home. The engine is a supercharged 1.5-liter hybrid and the car is the CR-Z. 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...

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...

Honda Performance Development Unveils ALMS Racer Car, Acura Branding Dropped

Honda Performance Development Unveils ALMS Racer Car, Acura Branding Dropped
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Highcroft Racing has dominated the LMP2 class of the American Le Mans Series for the past 4 years, but the program didn’t seem to be doing much to promote the Acura brand. In light of that, the car will now be branded as a Honda Performance Development car, a move that signals both a positive… 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...

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...