Honda to Debut Electric SH-AWD Technology in CR-Z Race Car

Honda is heading to this year’s Pikes Peak race with a new technology concept.

At the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb, Honda will compete in a CR-Z outfitted with next-generation hybrid technology featuring Electric SH-AWD paired with Precision All-Wheel Steering (P-AWS). While details on the new Electric SH-AWD system are scarce at the moment, it is believed to use a pair of electric motors to power the rear wheels, an idea that has been used in other supercars including the Porsche 918 Spyder.

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The car will be driven by Tetsuya Yamano and features aggressive bodywork including vents in the rear quarter panels.

There’s the possibility that Honda has outfitted the CR-Z with the same powertrain found in the upcoming NSX or it could just be the same 3.5-liter V6 with SH-AWD borrowed from the Acura RLX Sport Hybrid.

Expect more details to surface in the coming week as the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will kick off on Sunday, June 28 with qualifying and practice happening days before the event.


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