Just as Honda is shifting its sports car line-up from petrol engine to
hybrid cars, SPOON SPORTS has been struggling to find a way to tune hybrid
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
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
- Weight: 995kg (stock CR-Z 1,130kg)
- Rev Limit: 7,500rpm (stock 6,300rpm)
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 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
*Aero Door Mirrors
Spoon Bucket Seat
Spoon Short Shift Knob
Momo Steering Wheel
*Brake Rotor (15inch)
*2-Block Brake Caliper
Tires: BS RE-11 205/45R17
Wheels: CR93 Spoon Racing Rims (yellow)
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Honda HSV-010 GT
These are what Honda brought to SUPER GT in Japan, in order for HONDA
RACING to win the race from 2010!
This is Canadian Touring Car - Week 1 2011 - Alex Healy Racing
"This is Canadian Touring Car" is back for it's second season, following
the the 2011 Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by
Continental Tire. Each weekend we explore the world of Canadian Touring Car
racing, the cars, teams, drivers, struggles and successes.
Alex Healy, named "Up and Coming Canadian Road Racer of the Year" for 2009
by Inside Track Motorsports News had a great start and finished strong that
year. In 2010, the family made the decision to join Lombardi Honda Racing,
but when the sponsorship and budgets ran dry, Healy was forced to sit out
for the last five races of the season. Healy's back in 2011 with his old
car, his old team and is looking to put the 2010 season behind him -
proving that he's matured on and off the track.
Produced by Phanta Media
'94 Honda Civic VTi Student Project Race Car for TTRS, the story so far...
A Honda Civic VTi being built to race in the 2010 Toyo Tires Racing Saloons
Series in Class E (up to1600cc).
The Car is being built and spec'ed by a group of BTEC National Diploma Year
2 Automotive Technology students; class of 2010. They have regular input
into the build and are soley responsible for the project management.
They need to have the car ready for the first event of the year, March
2010, so theres still alot of work to do....watch this space!
The car will be driven by James Carpenter (2009 TTRS Class E winner) and he
is assisting the students with the build along the way.
Leave a comment below to show your support or why not sponsor us for the
2010 season. All offers of sponsorship considered.
SPOON CR-Z Race Car (white body)
SPOON SPORTS is working on a new project!
Through development of street version SPOON CR-Z, seems like Spoon has
found enough potential in CR-Z to seriously compete in races!
Honda Civic EG5 Trackcar Build
This is our '93 EG5 Civic track car build, No we dont have a mass of
experience, knowledge or a proper workshop to hand, This was our 2nd build
so we took some evidence along the way to remember it by, It was a little
rushed as we had only had '24 DAYS' to complete before its first track day
at castle combe, hope you enjoy or is of some help to anyone else !