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Honda CR-Z suits up for 2015 Pikes Peak

Honda CR-Z suits up for 2015 Pikes Peak image

Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Honda | posted June 24, 2015 16:03

Driving duties will be courtesy of Tetsuya Yamano

Honda has reportedly announced that the CR-Z is set to compete in this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

According to Response.jp, Honda will run a CR-Z in the Exhibition class of the 2015 Pikes Peak. The said CR-Z is fitted with Honda's next-generation hybrid technology featuring an Electric SH-AWD system and a Precision All-Wheel Steering (P-AWS).

Honda CR-Z will compete at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Details regarding Honda's Electric SH-AWD system remain to be limited, but this CR-Z could be equipped with two electric motors to power the rear wheels.

The CR-Z will be driven by Tetsuya Yamano, a Japanese Super GT Series driver. In terms of the exterior, the CR-Z features an aggressive aero kit as well as a modified bodywork.

Previously, Honda entered a CR-Z hybrid sports coupe in the Exhibition class of the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. It was driven by Sage Marie from Honda North America.

Source: Response.jp