black CR-Z with some Mugen aero kit

Beautiful shiny Honda CR-Z in Crystal Black Pearl, with some Mugen body kit and wheels. Mugen Aero Kit: - Front Sports Grille (illumination lights unattached) - Front Under Spoiler (fog lights unattached) - Side Spoiler - Rear Under Spoiler Mugen Wheels: - Aluminum Wheel NR "Silver" (17x7JJ+48) Product Detail: http://www.mugen-power.com/automobile/products/CR-Z/parts/index.html

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SPOON CR-Z - under the hood
Just as Honda is shifting its sports car line-up from petrol engine to hybrid cars, SPOON has been struggling to find a way to tune hybrid cars. SPOON CR-Z is their first tuned hybrid car. Through development, they had found lots of blackboxes in the components related to electric motors, making hybrid car tuning a more difficult task compared to traditional petrol engine cars. So first they have thought of taking off the electric motor and swap the engine to K20, but the conclusion was to leave the electric motor as it is. It is obvious there will be more hybrid cars coming from Honda in the future, and it was time Spoon needed to face it and find a way to deal with it. Development is still going on, but in one of the latest HotVersion videos, SPOON CR-Z succeeded to beat stock condition Civic TypeR Euro (FN2) driven by Keiichi Tsuchiya. Their tuning method was simple - besides the electric motor, they had done everything they always did with petrol engine cars. Take unnecessary things off from car and make it light, tune intake/Exhaust parts, and equip with ground-hugging suspension system. [Spec] - Weight: 995kg (stock CR-Z 1,130kg) - Rev Limit: 7,500rpm (stock 6,300rpm) - horsepower: 145ps (stock 114ps/6000rpm) - Torque: 16kgm (stock 14.8kgm/4800rpm) - Engine Compression Rate: 10.8 (stock 10.4) ///// * are prototype products as of August 2010 ///// Venturi Big Throttle Tail Silencer N1 Type Spoon ECU Spoon Suspension Kit L.S.D. Kit (1.5way) *Spoon Close Ratio Gear Set Sub Frame Rigid Collar Kit *Engine Room Tower Bar Carbon Fiber Hood Roof Turbulator *Aero Door Mirrors Spoon Bucket Seat Spoon Short Shift Knob Momo Steering Wheel Brake Pads *Brake Rotor (15inch) *2-Block Brake Caliper Tires: BS RE-11 205/45R17 Wheels: CR93 Spoon Racing Rims (yellow) [SPOON CR-Z Products] http://www.spoon.jp/eng/products.php?md=crz [SPOON CR-Z Photo Gallery] Carview Japan: http://www.carview.co.jp/green/report/road_imp/spoon_crz/196/photo/1/





Honda CR-Z - where they hide battery
CR-Z carries a large but a flat battery on the rear bottom.





SPOON SPORTS showroom
Famous Honda tuner, SPOON SPORTS runs a tuning shop "TYPE ONE" that is just few minutes walk away from their HQ building. TYPE ONE sells SPOON products, while also providing tuning services for Honda owners. You can buy things there, and also get it on your own car on the same day, at the same place, by people who actually developed those products. TYPE ONE building has 2 floors - 1st floor for quick maintenance/tuning services, and 2nd floor for heavy services like engine mods or even building real race cars. Not all SPOON demo cars are kept there (they have other storage houses for that), but they always have some cars there for periodical checks, or getting ready for races, or for media appearances. You can say that TYPE ONE is a showroom for SPOON products, and at the same time, a true racing factory operated by Honda tuning specialists. I love SPOON SPORTS because they specialize in Honda vehicles, and their products are developed and thoroughly tested on racing fields and streets before they become available to users. And they've done that ever since the foundation of the company in late 80's. SPOON is famous for race activities, but their sole intention is to develop functional products with reliability. Until they're satisfied, they'll never sell to others. Visiting TYPE ONE is not as hard as you think... just takes some time. Half an hour on train from Tokyo Station, and 20 minutes walk from Ogikubo Station along a crowded street. The store is open everyday between 10am and 7pm, and there is a Canadian staff you can talk to in English! Credit cards are accepted. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Official website: SPOON SPORTS (English): http://www.spoon.jp/eng/ TYPE ONE (Japanese): http://www.typeone.jp - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - full length video of SPOON's Civic TypeR Euro (FN2) is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yTRFeRM0HE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - full length video of SPOON's stock S2000 (AP2) is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exHx31GdK7U - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -





SPOON Civic Type R Euro (FN2)
This Honda FN2 was fully tuned by SPOON SPORTS to beat stock FD2 (JDM Civic TypeR), and has actually done it as seen on latest HotVersion series. SPOON FN2 is FAST!!! The partial silver-colored exterior was really cool, matching quite well with Championship White body. And the fake carbon fiber decal on the roof was natural enough to look real. I wanted to hear the Exhaust, but it was too loud to rev it in the middle of residential area. I'll try to find other chances for this. The suspension kit is still under development seeking more stability, while the prototype was already good enough to compete with JDM FD2. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [spec] Honda Civic Type R Euro tuned by SPOON SPORTS ///// * are prototype products as of June 2010 ///// weight: 1,320kg K20A Complete Tuned Engine (250ps) Sports ECU (changes VTEC-point 5,200rpm / REV-limit 8,800rpm) Baffle Oil Pan Venturi Big Throttle Body Intake Manifold *Exhaust Manifold *Exhaust Pipe *Suspension Kit *Monocoque Brake Caliper Brake Pads Carbon Fiber Hood *Aero Side Mirrors SPOON Bucket Seats Cross Beam Bar Sub Frame Rigid Collar Kit Tires: Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 225/45R17 (front/rear) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - check out SPOON's FN2 development blog (it's in Japanese but has lots of pics): http://spoon-mechanic.seesaa.net/category/7679079-1.html - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - If you like SPOON, also see my " visit to SPOON SPORTS" video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYG0lRCBECc - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -




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