Honda CR-Z Brochure Leaks, Reveals Sexy Hybrid Coupe

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Would you drive a CRX successor that'll hit 60 MPH in 9.7 seconds and returns 40+ MPG? We would, because those are the apparently official specs on the 2011 Honda CR-Z. More info, scans below.

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Here's official specs straight from Temple of VTEC, which snagged these brochure shots:

Length: 4080 mm (160.6 in.)
Width: 1740 mm (68.5 in.)
Height: 1395 mm (54.9 in.)
Wheelbase: 2435 mm (95.9 in.)

Engine: 1.5L i-VTEC + IMA
Transmission: 6MT or CVT
Power (ICE): 114ps@6000RPM
Torque (ICE): 145 NM (107 lb-ft)@4800RPM
Power (IMA): 14ps@1500RPM
Torque (IMA): 78 NM (57 lb-ft)@1000RPM
0-100km/hr (0-62mph): 9.7 sec

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It should be noted that the 58 MPG figure mentioned is calculated far differently from our own EPA figures. Expect the CR-Z to return much closer to the 2010 Honda Insight's 41 MPG (combined) figure when it's certified to American standards. Based around that Insight's hybrid powertrain, we're hoping the CR-Z drives more like the fun, if slow, Fit rather than the frustrating Insight. [via Temple of VTEC]

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DISCUSSION

9.7? Really? If it's a CRX successor don't neuter it in the acceleration department just for the sake of MPG. Besides, the original somehow did BOTH! Maybe this is just the CR-Z "HF" and there's hope for a CR-Z "SI", but I'm not holding my breath. Good design and decent MPG. When compared to the original which got better MPG and was quicker? Yeah, no go.