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Honda‘s CR-Z certainly made a huge splash out at SEMA this year and Japanese tuners have been embracing hybrid-tuning for quite a while now, with plenty of modified Insights and Priuses roaming the streets of Japan. So it’s no surprise that even more have jumped on Honda’s CR-Z and Noblesse now has launched one of the most stylish kits available.
Adding plenty of style to the CR-Z, Noblesse modifications center around a full aero kit. It features brand new front and rear aprons, a pair of side skirts, a rear diffuser and an impressive rear spoiler – perhaps a little overkill for the hybrid. To complement the kit, Noblesse also offers a lightweight carbon fiber hood option, custom wheels and a sport exhaust system.
GALLERY: Noblesse Honda CR-Z
Check out a video of Noblesse’s CR-Z out on the track after the jump.
Customized hybrids look to be gaining popularity, as is evidenced by this AMS Honda CR-Z. Overall it’s pretty clean but just a tad too aggressive for our tastes. The center exit dual exhaust with a wickedly designed carbon fiber diffuser features more sharp lines and angles than we care to count. The rear spoiler on the trunk is pretty clean though and rounds off the CR-Z’s natural shape pretty well.
The front three-quarter view of the car really shows off AMS’ goal of making this CR-Z aggressive. The kit is headed in the right direction but still looks a bit too busy. We could also do with a different set of wheels – those babies look way too big on that CR-Z’s body.
While this may be the most aggressively tuned CR-Z to date, it’s certain to be outdone soon with Honda having shipped several of its new hybrid coupes do tuners throughout the U.S. to build show cars for the upcoming SEMA Show. We’ve already provided teasers on a few of them and will be sure to report back with full coverage of the 2010 SEMA Show starting in early November.
GALLERY: AMS Honda CR-Z Terra
[Source: Farm of Minds]
An unknown builder is currently fabricating up a mid-engine Honda CR-Z, sporting a completely custom widebody and carbon fiber doors. While it may just be a concept car for the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon, some rumors are hinting that this Honda CR-Z might be being built for the Japanese SuperGT racing series, competing in the GT300 class. Given how popular the CR-Z has already become in Japan, this would be a pretty cool move by Honda.
Currently Honda already competes in the GT500 class with the HSV-010 GT race car.
Obviously the CR-Z that any layman can buy is just a gas-saving, tree-hugging hybrid, but how wicked would it be to see this CR-Z actually perform on the track rather than just being a show car? We’re really curious as to the powerplant that’s being used as a mock up, especially as GT300 class cars make 300-hp. Stay tuned, this is one CR-Z we’re staying on top of!