Photo credit: Sung Nak Lee
Sung Nak Lee is an automotive designer by trade and Honda fan at heart, so what better way to combine both passions than to create a concept that takes the NSX to a whole new level. Introducing the Acura Allure. Featuring a sleek hourglass-shape designed for maximum aerodynamic efficiency, there are two lounge seats that can be reconfigured into a single central seat when not in full autonomous mode. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Mumbai-based Executive Mod Trendz recently had a customer who wanted to transform their 2009 Honda Civic coupe into a supercar of sorts. So, the tuning shop decided to build a Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 shell for the car from scratch, and to be honest, it looks halfway decent. The dimensions on this knockoff may not match its real-life counterpart, but the matte black paint, along with the body panels could fool some people. Read more for a video of it rolling in the streets of India.
Here’s a first look at the 2022 Honda Civic prototype, and in a Solar Flare Pearl color. Available late spring 2021, it will be launched in the standard Civic Sedan trim, followed by the sporty Civic Hatchback, performance-focused Civic Si, and the track-ready Civic: Type R. This 11th-generation Civic is even sportier, thanks to a new chassis, more powerful fuel-efficient powertrains, multiple new Civic-first technologies, and further advancements in active as well as passive safety features. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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Driving without a tire (or tires) is most certainly going to grinding on the rim, which means a potentially expensive replacement. If the grinding gets too intense, you could end up dragging other parts of your car along the road, and apparently, this is what happened on October 19 in Whippany, New Jersey along Interstate 287. A lady sped down the highway at 60 mph on just the bare rim of the driver’s side rear wheel. Read more for the video and additional information.
Auto enthusiasts have probably seen the Ariel Atom 4 when it debuted at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed, but now, it’s arrived in North America. This kart-like track car is powered by a Honda Civic Type R-sourced K20C 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine generating 324 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, enabling it to hit 60 mph in just 2.8-seconds, while topping out at 162 mph. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Jordan Rubinstein-Towler
The second-generation Honda NSX, called the Acura NSX in North America and China, is a 2-seater, all-wheel drive, mid-engine hybrid that succeeded the original, which aws produced in Japan from 1990 to 2005. Some auto enthusiasts complained about its twin-turbocharged 75-degree DOHC 3.5L V6 engine, as they preferred the raw naturally aspirated sound, and designer Jordan Rubinstein-Towler gives us a preview of what a third-generation model could look like with just that. Read more for additional pictures.
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Honda first introduced the Integra Type R to the Japanese domestic market back in 1995 and it became an instant classic. It came standard with a 200 hp factory-tuned variant of the B18C engine, mated to a close ratio 5-speed manual transmission and a Helical LSD. In 1998, it received a few significant upgrades, including a redesigned rear bumper, 16-inch wheels with 215/45R16 tires, 5-lug nut wheel hubs and bigger brakes. Read more to see what a 2022 Integra Type R could look like.
Honda debuted their all-new SUV e:concept at the Beijing Motor Show today, as they are striving to develop a mass-production EV model that offers value based on mobility experiences. To accomplish that, this model comes equipped with omnidirectional ADAS, the next-generation Honda SENSING safety and driver-assistive system for improved recognition, predication and decision-making performance. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Honda / Acura was known for their special edition race cars in the late 1990s and early 2000s, with the NSX Alex Zanardi Edition being one of them. First introduced in 1999 to commemorate Alex Zanardi’s two back-to-back CART IndyCar championship wins for Honda in 1997 and 1998. it was limited to only 51 examples and available exclusively in Formula Red to reflect the color of the winning car Zanardi drove for Chip Ganassi Racing. Read more for a video and additional pictures of a pristine example up for sale right now.
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The Honda Crosstour is not even close to being in the same league as a Lamborghini Urus, as its classified as a mid-size wagon, but one owner wanted to give it a touch of the Super Sport Utility Vehicle. What they ended up with? This strange monstrosity that was spotted in Palm Springs, California recently. An actual body kit might have looked halfway decent, but it appears as if all of the factory body panels were retained. with some added bits. Read more for another picture.