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Honda has quietly announced they will enter the GT300 class of the Super GT race series in Japan with a hybrid powered CR-Z. This falls on the heels of Honda's announcement earlier today to enter the WTCC.

No live photos of the CR-Z race car have been released yet, but fellow enthusiast Jon Sibal found design renderings on

According to the official statement, closely associated tuning and racing firm Mugen will be responsible for the CR-Z GT300 race car.

The brief Honda statement is as follows:

Starting this year, Honda will enter the GT300 class with a CR-Z equipped with a racing hybrid system, and through a joint project with M-TEC Co., Ltd. Honda will support the racing activities of TEAM MUGEN, which plans to enter GT300 from Round 4 (Sportsland SUGO). The development driver will be Hideki Mutoh, who has competed in the IndyCar Series and the GT500 class of SUPER GT.

Gallery: Honda announces CR-Z to enter Super GT race series

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