Securing a pole position in the Japanese Super GT series, the Honda CR-Z GT hybrid hatchback has made an impressive racing debut. A proper hybrid race car in every sense of the word, the CR-Z GT was developed by Honda in collaboration with racing partner and affiliates Mugen. The vehicle was first showcased by the company in July earlier this year but was held off from making a racing debut till now. Built to compete in the Japanese GT300 which is the second-tier of the country’s Super GT series, the CR-Z GT comes with a purpose built electric motor and twin-turbo 2.8-liter V6 combo that has its max output capped at 300 hp because of class regulations.
In the series, the hybrid racecar went up against the likes of the Lexus IS350, the Subaru BRZ GT300, the Nismo GT-R GT3 and the BMW Z4 GT3. Even though the greener racecar did not blow its competition out of the water straight off the starting line, it fared pretty well qualifying in the 9th spot amongst 25 entries. The CR-Z GT even came as high as second place during the course of the race though it ultimately finished in the 16th position. Impressively enough, the CR-Z GT went on to secure pole position in the qualifier for the second race. Even though the model unfortunately it failed to finish the race, the impressive performance earned it the 11th spot in its class and the Honda CR-Z GT was awarded the 22nd position in overall standing.
Via: Car Buzz.