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

Sami Haj-Assaad
by Sami Haj-Assaad

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.

With the help of the Honda Performance Development division, the CR-Z will make about 200 hp with the supercharger, finally giving it the firepower it needs to compete in the hot-hatch segment.

Honda’s Performance division showcased the updated hatchback at the 2013 SEMA show with additional parts including sport dampers, coil springs, larger disc brakes and HDP 18-inch wheels matched to Michelin Pilot Sport tires.

While the supercharger itself won’t be available until spring next year, you can drool over the specs in the video below.

GALLERY: 2014 HPD Supercharged CR-Z

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Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad

Sami has an unquenchable thirst for car knowledge and has been at AutoGuide for the past six years. He has a degree in journalism and media studies from the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto and has won multiple journalism awards from the Automotive Journalist Association of Canada. Sami is also on the jury for the World Car Awards.

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  • Doug S Doug S on Nov 11, 2013

    The supercharger will make 200 hp. Come on man. A Hyundai Veloster Turbo hits 208 hp and cost $23k. Adding the cost of the SC and labor you could be looking at $5k or more.