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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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Honda unveils the 3R-C, a futuristic pod car that runs entirely on lithium batteries. The chassis "has space for storage in the front, and its clear canopy mysteriously shifts into a windshield to offer the driver more forward visibility." Continue reading for one more picture.

The 3R-C is just a concept for the time being, though it's set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week. Maybe we'll be seeing more of this pint-sized beaut soon?
[via Dvice]

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A newly announced Honda recall "affects the 2007-2008 models of the Fit, which is sold in other countries as the Jazz and City." This recall spans Asia, Latin America, Europe, South Africa and North America -- 140,000 vehicles alone in the US.

Honda is recalling 646,000 Fit hatchbacks worldwide because of a glitch that could cause water to enter the power window mechanism, causing components to overheat.
[via NYtimes]


While the decibel levels for last night's NFC championship game reached 102dB, Honda's new generators are surprisingly quiet, and most certainly will come in handy during camping trips or power outages. Videos after the break.

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Destined for Japan's SuperGT series, the Honda HSV-010 GT shows what the new NSX could have been. The 2425-pound vehicle is powered by a 3.4L V8 engine that generates 496hp and 289 lb-ft of torque. Video after the break. Click here for first picture in gallery.

Based on the discontinued NSX successor, five HSV-010s will hit the track at the SuperGT season opener this May, with 10 drivers, including Ralph Firman and Yuji Ide.
[via Autoblog]

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