WRAPTIVO CR-Z Type F
SEMA 2010 is fast approaching with tuners busy building cars for the mega event. This means I’ve been burning the midnight oil creating renderings for a few of my clients to help them visualize their demo cars before its actually built.
One of which is Meguiar’s new line of design wraps called WRAPTIVO™. One of the cars Wraptivo is currently building for SEMA is the 2011 Honda CR-Z.
I first saw the Wraptivo’s project car last month at a local Cars&Coffee meet.
Photo by Max of CNCpics.com
In the flesh, the car actually looks much better than in any of the pictures I’ve seen. I especially like the wider stance and the rake the side crease line creates. Inside, the compact CR-Z surprisingly feels roomy and the dash set up looks very TRON-like. It’s a great looking car to follow the CR-X that I loved back in the days. But WRAPTIVO will take the styling up a notch come SEMA time.
Headed by long time tuner car stylist and a good friend of mine, RJ De Vera, I was commissioned to do a rendering of the CR-Z Type-F (F=fun).
WRAPTIVO plans to wrap the car in flat (matte) black with gloss black accents to break it up a bit. For the roof, hood and part of the center section of the front bumper, they will be wrapping these areas in di-noc Carbon Fiber film adding some texture to the gloss and matte finish of the Wraptivo vinyl films.
Plans for a full aero kit, wheels, race seats, supercharger system, big brakes, suspension and other go-fast goodies are on the long list to make this car stand out. RJ chose the F-Zero Red color for the TE37 which really offer a great contrast with the stealth-like colors of the wraps.
The best part is that the life of the Wraptivo CR-Z Type-F doesn’t end at the SEMA showroom floor but it will hit the track for the Source Interlink “Super Lap Battle” a week after SEMA. This is a great test for the durability of the Wraptivo wraps!
Here is the Official Press Release from WRAPTIVO:
September 1st 2010 Irvine, CA – Wraptivo™ will produce our very first in house SEMA car in the form of a 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid concept build dubbed “Type-F”.The goal for the Wraptivo™ Honda CR-Z Type-F Concept is to evoke the notion of fun, which lies at the core of the CR-Z DNA while also giving a nod to the spirit and Honda heritage of the CR-Z. The Type-F concept will feature a sportier aesthetic over stock with the use of a combination of Honda Accessories Aero pieces and along with other aero components from Japan. The aero package will be complemented with a design package created to give this concept a special uniqueness yet with a familiarity that is still unmistakably Honda. The vehicle will be wrapped with Wraptivo™ Matte Black and Carbon Black Film while small accents will be left in gloss black. The CR-Z will act as a canvas for Wraptivo to showcase its vehicle wrap options and give customizers a preview of how they can take advantage of this technology as a new way to protect their factory paint while also having the ability to easily change the look of their vehicle.
To increase performance we are looking to develop a supercharger system, suspension package, an ECU Tune, exhaust system, and other components with the help of our technology partners: Honda Accessories, Tein , HKS, BF Goodrich, Volk Racing, Hondata, and others to be confirmed at a later time. Interior enhancements will be subtle but functional. Recaro seats, a sport shift knob, and alcantara panels will be implemented to give the driver a sportier experience for fun filled excursions.
The completed Wraptivo™ Honda CR-Z Type-F will closely resemble the concept rendering created for us by automotive digital illustrator Jon Sibal (JonSibal.com) though as the Type-F Concept is still in the early stages of production the final version may differ from the illustration slightly.
The Wraptivo Type-F Concept will make its official debut at the 2010 SEMA Show in the American Honda exhibit while the Wraptivo designer car wraps by Meguiar’s product line will also be launched at the same global event. Visit booth 24643 (in center hall) to learn more about Wraptivo and the American Honda booth to see the Wraptivo CR-Z. From there it is our intention to test all of our performance upgrades by entering the CR-Z Type-F in Source Interlink’s Super Lap Battle time trial event held the week after SEMA’s conclusion.
Updates on the Wraptivo Honda CR-Z Type-F concept will be available on the official Wraptivo™ twitter page (twitter.com/Wraptivo), Facebook page (facebook.com/WraptivoFB), as well as on MotorworldHype.com, the official online media partner for the Wraptivo™ Honda CR-Z Type-F Concept. There will also be a feature article and pictorial in an upcoming issue of Import Tuner magazine.