Check out Spoon Sports’ new CR-Z… this is just the beginning of development for Honda’s new hybrid sports car so expect many more changes over the coming months.
Looks great doesn’t it? Personally I neither like nor dislike the CR-Z’s edgy styling, but seeing what Spoon have been up to with Honda’s new baby has made me take another look and think again. A new set of alloys and a lowered ride height has done wonders (for me at least) and I can’t wait to see what it’ll look like with Spoon’s trademark carbon hood, front lip spoiler and blue and yellow warpaint. Maybe if Jon Sibal has some spare time he can help out there…?
Among the parts being tested are the coilovers, N1 exhaust, ECU, and ‘twin-block’ calliper and slit rotor brake upgrade. There’s no information on the ECU at this stage but the N1 exhaust has given the CR-Z a more sports car-like note in contrast to the near silent stock system, also a front coilover kit and rear spring/shock kit are being developed which have been lowered around 50mm and Spoon Sports is conducting ongoing tests with spring rates, shock stroke length and dampening characteristics. The front brake callipers use Spoon’s twin block units with 15 inch slit rotors which also being tested to lower the pedal effort to achieve sufficient braking power. A set of blue Spoon CR93 alloys finish off the car and compliment the new ride height well. One thing they didn’t mention was the Spoon Sports aero mirrors which going by the photos, it looks like Civic FN2 Type R units bolt straight on.
Images: Spoon Sports