Honda Aircraft Company unveiled the HondaJet 2600 Concept at the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, and it’s the world’s first light jet capable of nonstop transcontinental flights in the United States. The aircraft is 40% longer and wider compared to its predecessor, capable of carrying a maximum of 10 passengers, which is 4 more than the original model can transport. Read more for two videos, including an in-depth tour, additional pictures and information.
Honda makes cars, business jets, motorcycles, ATVs, and now, a navigation system for the visually impaired. Called Ashirase, this system consists of a smartphone app and a three-dimensional vibration device fitted with a motion sensor that is attached inside the shoe. After setting the desired route on a smartphone, the device vibrates to provide navigation. When you need to straight, the vibrator positioned on the front part of the foot vibrates, and when the user is approaching a right or left turn, it then vibrates in that direction to notify them. Read more for a video, additional pictures and a bonus.
Limited to just 350-units worldwide, the 2022 Acura NSX Type S boasts unique 5-spoke wheels, stickier Pirelli P-Zero tires, a revamped Adaptive Damper System, Type S decals, a standard carbon fiber roof and exclusive Gotham Gray matte paint. Look under the hood, and you’ll find a tuned twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 and three-motor hybrid system generating 600-horsepower and 492 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a 9-speed DCT that sends power to its revolutionary torque-vectoring Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Automotive designer Nacho Alfonso García has been intrigued by Cyberpunk culture, and what better way to combine his two passions than by updating the Honda Motocompo. That’s right, Honda actually released a folding scooter that was sold between 1981–1983 and introduced as a “trunk bike” since it fit inside the City’s baggage compartment. If you look hard enough, at least a handful of the 53,369 Motocompos produced are on the market. What if the company were to introduce a self-balancing, one-wheeled electric scooter? Read more to see more images of the Baiku.
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With Ford, Rivian, and Tesla all joining in on the electric pickup race, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see an offering from Honda in the way of their Ridgeline model. Instead of its typical unibody frame, a transverse-mounted engine, and crew-cab short-box configuration with one powertrain, this futuristic concept by Industrial Light & Magic designer Rene Garcia would be all-electric, complete with an extendable bed. Read more for additional pictures.
Honda Aircraft Company’s HondaJet Elite S is a stylish business jet you probably never knew about, and it builds upon its predecessors with several new upgrades. Featuring an increased maximum takeoff weight of 200-pounds, customers can now fly up to 138-miles further with a higher payload, or take an additional passenger during their typical flight, as well as new avionics features of FAA DataComm and ACARS that replace traditional voice commands with text-based messaging. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Ever since the original Fast & Furious movie was released back on June 22, 2001, modified Honda Civics are nothing special, but this one spotted on a local Facebook group definitely stands out, and probably not for the reasons you think. Priced at $2,700 USD, this sixth-generation Civic appears to have been chopped in half and had a pickup bed spliced onto the rear. Unfortunately, this was not completed in the hands of a professional, so it’s quite rough around the edges. Read more to see why.
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Honda makes cars, business jets, and now, robotic lawnmowers. Called the Grass Miimo, this electric mower has an operating range of 43,055-square-feet and is designed for use on orchards or farms. Simply set a boundary with an electric wire, and once finished, Miimo automatically returns to its charging base to power up for the next use. If you don’t happen to be around, just set a schedule for it to run at a certain time. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Auto enthusiasts have probably seen at least one Ariel Atom before, and their latest model is definitely no slouch. Powered by a Honda Civic Type R 2.0L turbocharged engine making 321 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, this kart-like sports car can hit 60 mph in a blistering fast 2.8-seconds. Unlike its predecessors, this model sports a lightweight hand-built structure with a larger diameter main / diagonal tubes and new aluminum-alloy bulkheads, resulting in a torsional rigidity increase of 15%. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The original Honda del Sol is a 2-seater targa top and successor to the popular CR-X, so it’s no surprise that the automaker is possibly working on an all-electric followup. Designer Alexis Poncelet thinks so as well, and came up with this futuristic Honda HR-X Del Sol electric pickup concept. It draws inspiration from the all-electric Honda e, but with a set of off-road tires that can handle city streets and the back roads without issue. Read more for additional pictures.