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    Senior Member damienPOWER's Avatar
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    i reckon they should have made a 1.5L petrol supercharged engine like in the lotus exige S

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    I wish it came with a KERS button instead. Come out of a corner, get traction and hit the magic button- Lewis Hamilton style.

    Price wise I think it'll have to come in at ~$40,000. Considering the Insight is around $35,000 and other hot hatches come in at around the 40K mark it'll have to.

    The Toyobaru 86 is rumoured to be priced below the WRX though, which will make it a competitor.

    I AM THE STIG

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJC View Post
    i just had to quote this in my sig...
    I'm honoured!

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    How will there be Vtec from the battery side?! :O

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    Switch from parallel to series?

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    Quote Originally Posted by safetycar View Post
    Switch from parallel to series?
    HAHA this made me laugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by safetycar View Post
    Switch from parallel to series?
    LOL gold

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    Lol classic

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    I've been looking at the specs on this car. 37mpg (6.3 l/100km).

    The 1.5-liter SOHC four cylinder and 10-kW electric motor combine to offer 122 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque (123 lb-ft with the CVT). The car will also achieve EPA ratings of 31 mpg city / 37 mpg highway (6-speed) and 36 mpg city / 38 mpg highway (CVT). The car weighs 2670 pounds with the 6-speed; the CVT adds 50 pounds.
    The more I look at it I fail to see the point. We already have better more fuel efficient technology than this.
    Hell my 20 year old 2lt petrol prelude gets 7lt/100 easily on the highway.
    Golf turbo diesel is in the 5lt/100km range.
    I fear our manufacturers are just doing it wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    I've been looking at the specs on this car. 37mpg (6.3 l/100km).



    The more I look at it I fail to see the point. We already have better more fuel efficient technology than this.
    Hell my 20 year old 2lt petrol prelude gets 7lt/100 easily on the highway.
    Golf turbo diesel is in the 5lt/100km range.
    I fear our manufacturers are just doing it wrong.
    The current model Jazz also achieves similar economy figures:

    On the CR-Z:
    81kW/96Nm 1.5-litre petrol engine boosted by a parallel hybrid system which means it never runs completely on electric power -- resulting in outputs of 91kw of power at 6000rpm and 174Nm of torque between 1000-1500rpm.

    Honda says the CVT automatic transmission version will return fuel economy of 6.5l/100km on the city cycle, dropping to 6.1l/100km out on the highway, while the six-speed manual transmission models will post 7.6 and 6.3 respectively.
    On the Jazz:
    1.5litre SOHC i-VTEC engine that puts out 88kW at 6600rpm and 145Nm at 4800rpm. The VTi we tested gets power to the wheels via a five speed automatic transmission and the VTi-S uses a five speed manual.

    Combined fuel economy for the VTi auto is 6.7L/100km. That figure drops by 0.3 for the manual. The VTi auto has a CO2 emission rate of 159g/km and the VTi-S creeps under that at 151g/km.
    A little bit less power, fairly comparable economy figures, and a lot cheaper....

    The CR-Z really has failed to impress me...and MANY other people

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    I think that I have found the answer...maybe. (I'm pretty sure it's flawed somewhere)

    Best guess is that there are government and social incentives for producing hybrid vehicles. Regardless of whether they actually work.

    So. We are all collectively to blame for the CRZ. Save the planet. Say no to greenhouse gas policies and demand our new V10 NSX.

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    Hydrogen requires a lot of new infrastructure, but it seems to be a decent alternative.

    Hybrid technology is like putting a band-aid on skin cancer.

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    Argh honda lately have been making engines that are way too small, and give disapointing power. The only argument is that "oh look how much power it can make from such a small capacity engine"

    1. No one cares how comparitively small your engine is next to theirs when they are kicking the ass off your car, whether its on the track or a soccer mum on the street accelerating faster than you and cutting in with her CAMRY (/cry)
    2. You pay $40k or so for your tiny engine and have to remind yourself "but it's got great fuel economy".

    Screw honda, next car I'm getting will be a V8

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    Fight the power!

    I say add MORE cylinders and turbos! Enjoy it while you can.

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