Watch Oracle Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen as he drives the Honda CR-V Hybrid Racer, which is equipped with an 800-horsepower Indycar hybrid power unit around Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Max Verstappen got his hands on what has been described as an 'IndyCar ‘beast’ in Honda CR-V ‘sheep’s clothing' as he did laps of Miami's motor racing track with former IndyCar racer James Hinchcliffe on hand to tell him all about Honda Performance Development's racer.
The CR-V Hybrid Racer places a 2.2-liter twin-turbocharged, electrified Honda V6 INDYCAR power unit and transmission under 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid bodywork to create the “rolling laboratory” for the continued development of electrified technology by Honda and HPD.
David Salters, president and technical director for Honda Performance Development, the North American racing arm of American Honda and Acura. “The CR-V Hybrid Racer is our ‘rolling electrified laboratory’, to investigate where the talented men and women of HPD and Honda could go with electrification, hybrid technology and 100% renewable fuels. It epitomizes Honda’s fun-to-drive ethos, showcases electrification and it just rocks our car culture roots and racing heritage!"