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Unlike its predecessor, the new Acura / Honda NSX boasts "two little electric motors at the front of the car, one for each wheel, which means independent drive to each wheel, and the ability to tighten or loosen the car's cornering line for very effective torque vectoring; meanwhile another electric motor is embedded in the gearbox to enhance the V6's power." Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for the reveal video from the Detroit Auto Show.

It'll be able to reclaim braking energy like any hybrid, so it'll be efficient on fuel. But it'll also have extra performance and supernatural cornering. In fact Ito said they'll very likely make a racing version too. Weight distribution should be good, with the engine and battery pack both mid-mounted. And in line with NSX principles of old (it was the first aluminium sports car), they promise overall weight will be low.
[via Autoblog - TopGear]

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The Honda EV-STER, an electric rear-wheel-drive two-seater convertible sports car, is now more than just a concept as it's heading for production. Its "easy-to-operate twin-lever steering was adopted for the thorough pursuit of the joy of driving." Click here to see more. Continue reading for a video of the EV-STER.

Moreover, the new concept model enables the driver to make his/her own adjustments to some vehicle characteristics such as motor output and suspension settings, to embody the joy of maneuvering to the fullest extent.
[via SeriousWheels - Autoblog]

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The futuristic Acura supercar that you'll see in The Avengers just might be Honda's next NSX. This "neo-NSX will reportedly pack the through-the-road all-wheel-drive hybrid drivetrain from the 2001 Honda Dual Note concept, encompassing a 3.5 to 3.7-liter V6 driving the rear wheels and an electric hub motor in each of the front wheels." Click here to see the Honda HSV-10 GT, or what the NSX could've been. Continue reading for a video.

Tipped to be priced to take on the Nissan GT-R, the new NSX could be the Honda supercar we've been waiting for. For its part, Honda officials continue to deny that Tony Stark's car is representative of a new NSX, so we'll believe it when we see it.
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Sure, Honda may never release a production CR-Z Mugen RR, but it's always interesting to see what a turbocharged hybrid -- " capable of producing 197bhp and getting to 60mph in around 6.5 seconds" -- can do on the streets. Continue reading for the Fifth Gear segment and more pictures.

Carbon fiber bodywork and underbody tray, center-exit exhaust, forged 18-inch alloy wheels, four-piston calipers and a reworked suspension help turn this hybrid into the CR-Z we all wish it was in the first place.
[via Autoblog]

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Besides the Civic Type R Euro, Honda doesn't really have any other sporty options in its 2011 lineup. Fortunately, designers like Xuacu Perez aim to change that. The mid-engine, rear-wheel drive RA-X is powered by an engine with "a capacity greater than 350/400 hp; the position of the exhaust pipes is inspired by the RA300 F1." Click here for more pictures.

[via KNSTRCT - Xuac]

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Unlike other battery-powered vehicles (Nissan Leaf, etc.), the Honda EV-N is basically a "trapezoidal-profile city commuter topped by a solar panel, and its throwback styling conceals futuristic technologies; these include front lighting that gives the car a smiling visage at start-up and two built-in chargers for a pair of the aforementioned U3-Xs." Video after the break. Click here for the first picture in gallery.

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Honda's sleek W.O.W. (Wonderful Open-hearted Wagon) doesn't just look futuristic, it's also pet-friendly. That's right, "the special features start with seats that can be transformed into a crate where you can safely leave a dog, and flexible vents that introduce streams of fresh air into the cabin." Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

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Called the Honda Air, this futuristic concept is unlike any other in that it "uses compressed air to power a pneumatic regulator system comprised of turbo vacuums." Click here for more pictures.

With a chassis composed of vegetable-based polymer panels, the vehicle weighs a mere 800 pounds and its reserve tanks can be filled via a gas station tire filler or a common off-the-shelf air compressor.
[via Dvice]

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The all-new 2011 Honda Odyssey has been unveiled, and upgrades include: an "ultra-wide video system that can function as two separate side-by-side monitors -- the audio system wails out of 12 speakers." Video after the break. Click here for more pictures.

There's a full-on 150-watt AC outlet available. And, for the first time we're aware of, there's an external HDMI (high-definition multimedia interface) for hooking up devices that are usually plumbed into home flat-screen TV systems.
[via InsideLine]

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The Honda 3R-C is concept no more, as it was debuted at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. This Tron-inspired vehicle "combines the mobility and economy of a motorbike with an enclosed capsule for all-weather motoring and a third wheel for safety and convenience." Video after the break.

The vehicle's clear canopy covers the driver's seat while the 3R-C is parked and not in use. When in motion, the canopy becomes an enveloping wind-shield that provides the driver, who sits low in the vehicle, with significant protection from the bodywork and doors.
[via Gizmodo - Motorauthority]

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