Honda Performance Development (HPD) has teased a high-performance version of the 2023 CR-V that boasts a staggering 800 horsepower. The racing and performance arm of the Japanese automaker appears determined to push the performance limits of the 10 Best-winning CR-Vs.
Theories Behind HPD’s Choice of CR-V
The decision to use the CR-V as the platform for this high-performance machine has left many enthusiasts scratching their heads. However, some speculate that the inspiration for this build may have come from the character of Dominic Toretto, who is known for his love of fast cars and his devotion to family.
Limited Details on the CR-V Racer
While the teaser image shows a stripped-out interior and roll cage, HPD has been tight-lipped about the details of the vehicle. The only information provided is that it is being developed with the Auto Development Center teams and that it features a gasoline-electric powertrain that produces a mind-boggling 800 horsepower.
Speculations on Powertrain and Performance
Since HPD has not revealed the specifics of the CR-V racer’s powertrain, enthusiasts are left to speculate about what makes it tick. It’s possible that HPD pulled a body in white from the assembly line and added a custom powertrain, or that they used the SUV’s available 204-hp hybrid powertrain as a base.
Reveals from HPD
Despite the limited information provided, the announcement of an 800-hp CR-V has sent shockwaves through the automotive community. Enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the official reveal of this exciting project on February 28th, when more details are expected to be released.