Video: Honda CR-Z was inspired by Lotus Elise, was made with fun-to-drive aspect in mind, engineer says |

Honda has just published a recent video with one of the chief engineers of its newly revealed CR-Z hybrid sports coupe, Terukazu Torikai.

According to his statements, the team spent a great deal of time analyzing the Mini, the Volkswagen Scirocco and even the Lotus Elise, in order to see what made them tick, and create a fun-to-drive model like the CR-Z.

Frankly, I had high hopes for the Japanese hybrid, but the power figures of 122 HP and 128 lb-ft of torque from both the 1.5-liter gasoline engine and the electric motor aren’t really keeping my hopes high for when the model hits this spring.

Hit the jump to see the video of the Honda CR-Z.

Source: CarScoop

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