Spoon Sports has been tuning various Hondas for over two decades, and hasn’t missed a beat. The Japanese firm is already crafting performance parts for the new 2011 Honda CR-Z hybrid coupe.
Although its upgrades won’t be available for several months yet, Spoon has released pictures of some of the parts being developed. Larger blue-colored aluminum wheels, coupled with a lowered ride height, are the two items most obvious from the pictures. Photos also suggest Spoon has upgraded the CR-Z’s brakes, along with adding new dampeners and a performance-tuned exhaust system.
Spoon’s official website also indicates it is working on adding some power to the little CR-Z, although we don’t yet know the extent of the modifications. A new intake system is par for the course, but the tuner also mentions “drivetrain” upgrades. How it intends to modify Honda’s hybrid driveline will certainly be interesting to see. Spoon says it will also offer “body reinforcement,” and we wouldn’t be surprised to see carbon fiber hoods, front lip spoilers, and custom side skirts for the CR-Z in the near future.
The company hasn’t given any word as to when the upgrades will be available, but since development has just started, we’d look for an official announcement later this year.
Source: Spoon via 7Tune