Coupe shootout: CR-Z vs RCZ
You wait ages for a chic little urban coupe, and then two come along at once...
Posted: 28 Oct 2010
The CR-Z is the more exotic recipe. Honda bills it as the world's first hybrid sports car. This should be an oxymoron, in theory. Sports cars are about lightness and agility; bolting an electric motor and batteries to a conventional combustion engine adds weight. But Honda's Integrated Motor Assist is a simple, compact unit: a small electric motor sitting between engine and gearbox, plus a stack of nickel hydride batteries under the boot floor adding just 60kg to the CR-Z's kerbweight.