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

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

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.

Today at the 2013 SEMA Show Honda announced that the CR-Z will be getting plenty of goodies from HPD starting immediately. Unfortunately, the supercharger won’t be available until spring of 2014. But the other full range of accessories can be had at Honda dealerships today.

2013 SEMA Show Coverage

But the real exciting news is the announcement of the HPD-developed centrifugal supercharger that will add around 70 hp to the CR-Z, helping boost total system output to 200 hp. Coming along with the package will be an HPD air-to-air intercooler, high-flow fuel injectors, an ECU calibrated to meet CART AT-PZEV regulations with 91-octane fuel, an HPD air filter system and an HPD sport exhaust. Chassis improvements on the HPD Supercharged CR-Z include sport dampers, coil springs, larger disc brakes and HDP 18-inch wheels matched to Michelin Pilot Sport tires. The CR-Z is finished off with a graphics package including a front lip and tail spoilers, rear diffuser and HPD badging.

GALLERY: 2014 HPD Supercharged CR-Z

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Danwat1234 Danwat1234 on Nov 13, 2013

    No Direct Injected Earth dreams engine? The regular 2013 Civics have the same R18A1 engine that the 2006 Civic has! Time for a modern, more efficient, more powerful engine for both the regular Civics and the Si

  • Loulou Loulou on Nov 30, 2013

    crz have direct injected since the first the biginning... Watch what you talk about!