Honda's US racing arm to demo race-ready CR-Z at Le Mans

The future of motorsports?
Jun 9, 2011
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Honda will be showing off what the future of racing could be like as the Japanese carmaker will display a race-ready CR-Z hybrid coupe at a special exhibition known as the Le Mans vers le Futur.

Now on its second year, the exhibition will showcase the Le Mans racing cars of the future as the race's organizers, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, is intent on making the epic 24-hour motorsport endurance race more sustainable.

The race-ready CR-Z won't just stand still as it will join other cars will be running on alternative power sources for demonstration laps around the famed Circuit de la Sarthe before the start of the official 24-hour race.

Developed by Honda Performance Development, the Japanese carmaker's American motorsports program, the race-ready CR-Z was first unveiled at last year's Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas. It was then entered in its first race, the 25 Hours of Thunderhill, where it finished second in its class.

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