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CP.AR 07-27-2010 02:44 PM

Honda CR-Z at Silvercity (Richmond)
 
So apparently Honda had their little "test day" for dealerships. I happen to be there to pick up my brother. Took some pics for you guys. As far as I can tell, (I wasn't allowed to drive them), they seem to be pretty responsive little cars. They got the VTEC to kick in on the straight, and it sounded pretty nice.

They had a share of Autos and Manuals, since I heard the testers going "i wanna take a spin in the manual after this"

I took a lap around their track in my TL after they left - not a terribly technical layout, but it had various sections of slaloms, hairpins, and even a top gear style "hammerhead" turn at the end of the slalom.

**Note: my N82's camera's metering is starting to screw up, so please bare with some of the overexposed pictures


http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/2381/07272010169.jpg
http://img33.imageshack.us/img33/2886/07272010170.jpg
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6435/07272010171.jpg
http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/7002/07272010175.jpg
http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/5986/07272010176.jpg
http://img805.imageshack.us/img805/1070/07272010177.jpg

jpark 07-27-2010 03:03 PM

hmm interesting, it might be just me but i think these and the volvo c30's look really similar from some angles

http://lucypenn.files.wordpress.com/.../volvo-c30.jpg

hchang 07-27-2010 03:09 PM

From the side it looks decent... but fugly at the back imo.


Nice find!

VK79 07-27-2010 03:15 PM

Slowly growing on me, spoon has got them up to 145hp/150tq, when they hit ~180hp/180tq it would become very very tempting as a DD replacement.

Spectre_Cdn 07-27-2010 03:45 PM

Cool :D

Eff-1 07-27-2010 03:47 PM

Nice find. Also you drove on their track. Bonus.

Fobman 07-27-2010 04:05 PM

white one looks pretty nice

Mugen EvOlutioN 07-27-2010 06:01 PM

fugly underpower pos, looks like crosstour/ZDX

keifun 07-27-2010 06:28 PM

now somebody plz take that hybrid motor crap out and transplant in a K20a;)

nack 07-27-2010 08:23 PM

this
http://lucypenn.files.wordpress.com/.../volvo-c30.jpg
over
http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/2381/07272010169.jpg

threezero 07-27-2010 09:19 PM

is this hybrid like prius where is completely silent up till certain speed?

CP.AR 07-27-2010 09:40 PM

no, they keep one of the cylinders on to keep the engine running. If you ever listen to those Hybrid buses translink has now it's kind of like that... When it's stopped, it's quiet, but not completely silent - and it dosent make that godawful electric whining sound the Toyota hybrids make

monkeywrench 07-27-2010 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Picard (Post 7046144)
no, they keep one of the cylinders on to keep the engine running. If you ever listen to those Hybrid buses translink has now it's kind of like that... When it's stopped, it's quiet, but not completely silent - and it dosent make that godawful electric whining sound the Toyota hybrids make

when do the toyota hybrids make that whining noise? when its up to speed or a constant noise?

just not too long ago, i was walking back to my car at an underground parking lot when a camry hybrid was following me for my parking spot. i had no idea it was behind me all along, it was so damn quiet..

ilvtofu 07-27-2010 10:05 PM

Yeah the toyota doesn't whir when gas engine's not running

I've heard the CR-Z slalom speed is even slower than the CRV.

Personally much prefer the toyota Hybrid system to the honda one, test drove an insight really didn't like it compared to the prius. Oh well I'm still waiting for the Volt :D

CP.AR 07-27-2010 10:17 PM

what? Don't you guys hear that really high pitched "WIIIIIIIIIII" when the car is moving on batteries alone?

The_AK 07-27-2010 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Picard (Post 7046144)
no, they keep one of the cylinders on to keep the engine running. If you ever listen to those Hybrid buses translink has now it's kind of like that... When it's stopped, it's quiet, but not completely silent - and it dosent make that godawful electric whining sound the Toyota hybrids make

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Picard (Post 7046233)
what? Don't you guys hear that really high pitched "WIIIIIIIIIII" when the car is moving on batteries alone?

those are awesome...
its a constant reminder that you are better than everyone else because "you care about the earth" (given that you're the one driving, haha)

jokes aside, does sound cool

threezero 07-27-2010 10:44 PM


maybe its my speaker but it sounds like a angry lawnmower :(


mugen one sounds better

either way it still doesn't sound like a typical hybrid, major props to that. big step to making hybrids sexy and sporty

124Y 07-28-2010 12:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Picard (Post 7046233)
what? Don't you guys hear that really high pitched "WIIIIIIIIIII" when the car is moving on batteries alone?

I do lol. My g/f used to drive one. I know exactly what u mean :lol
It's quite distinctive too; the camry hybrids sound like that as well.

VK79 07-28-2010 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Picard (Post 7046233)
what? Don't you guys hear that really high pitched "WIIIIIIIIIII" when the car is moving on batteries alone?

Used to drive/deliver multiple RX400Hs couple of years back, its really annoying esp when you consider its a ~$70k suv, not only that the kick in of the petrol engine is very jerky. They might have fixed these thou with the current gen cars/suvs.

VK79 07-28-2010 05:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by threezero (Post 7046285)

mugen one sounds better

either way it still doesn't sound like a typical hybrid, major props to that. big step to making hybrids sexy and sporty

Spoon N1


Couple of pics

http://www.crzforum.com/pictures/Honda/Spoon/spoon5.jpg
http://www.crzforum.com/pictures/Hon...on/spoon14.jpg
http://www.crzforum.com/pictures/Hon...on/spoon15.jpg
http://www.crzforum.com/pictures/Hon...on/spoon16.jpg
http://www.crzforum.com/pictures/Hon...on/spoon19.jpg

Bender Unit 07-28-2010 07:55 AM

I just spotted a Grey CR-Z with Ontario plate at 8a.m. in New West heading west.
Small Car.
Hate the Rear, everything else looks fine.
too bad it is a 2 seater in N. A.

Mugen EvOlutioN 07-28-2010 08:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Captain Picard (Post 7046233)
what? Don't you guys hear that really high pitched "WIIIIIIIIIII" when the car is moving on batteries alone?

supercharge? lol

CP.AR 07-28-2010 02:58 PM

supercharged prius :haha: that'll be epic

Raid3n 07-28-2010 06:08 PM

lol i dunno if its the video or my headphones, but the orange one sounds 8bit to me hahaha

Noizz 07-28-2010 06:18 PM

^ I think its the video


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