Jackson Racing creates mods for Hondas and Acuras, and has been doing so for around three decades. The latest is the arrival of the latest CR-Z supercharger. Honda CR-Zs with the 6-speed manual transmission can now bolt-on a supercharger containing 8 psi of boost to bump from 138 to 190 HP and 119 lb-ft of torque to 164.
The California-based tuner says that the dyno provides statistics to have the 1.5-liter gasoline-fed four-cylinder and DC electric assist motor gain 52 horsepower and 45 pound-feet of torque with this 8 pounds of boost.
The CR-Z stock is classified as an Advanced Technology-Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV). The California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification is pending, as Jackson Racing has spent the past 8 months refining emissions to obtain necessary exemptions.
The system is only built for a manual transmission as of right now, and a clutch upgrade is for hardcore drivers. Jackson Racing is evaluating the demand for a supercharger on an automatic CR-Z. The most basic system is being sold for $3,995, with two more kits at more of a cost.