US-based Vandal, based in metro Detroit, has just unveiled the Vandal One, which looks like a cross between a Corvette and F1 car. Featuring a full carbon fiber monocoque chassis, carbon fiber body panels, and an engine from the new Civic Type R, all in a 1,224-pound package that is designed for the track. The base model churns out 340 hp from the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, but you can also opt for an upgrade package that boosts power to 560 hp. It boasts a pushrod front and rear suspension, using JRi adjustable dampers and sway bars. Plus, every car features a cloud-based telemetry system that enables real-time monitoring of vehicle data by your pit crew team. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Drag Times recently pit a stock Lamborghini Huracan, aside from Toyo R888Rs tires, against a modded second-generation Acura NSX complete with a custom ECU tune, a full custom exhaust, and a methanol injection system that pushes the twin-turbo V6 hybrid to 610 horsepower at the wheels, which means its generating anywhere between 650 horsepower and 700 horsepower at the crank. Read more to see if the Japanese supercar was able to taken down the Italian beast.
Honda has been selling vehicles in the Australian market since 1969 and to celebrate its 50th anniversary, they teamed up with Vinyl Wraps and Graphics to give the Civic Type R as well as their NSX supercar, gold makeovers. “We thought about how we could celebrate our birthday, and our unique diversity in a bold and fun way. I mean, who has ever seen a golden mower or generator before?”, said the company’s Australia Managing Director and CEO, Hiroyuki Shimizu. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Cory Klagunde via BrokenLeg2013
Auto enthusiasts have probably seen Ken Block’s Ford F-150-based Hoonitruck, now feast your eyes on the miniature version. It’s built upon a Honda N600 chassis – a small front-engine, front-wheel drive, two-passenger two-box automobile released in 1973 – and powered by a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 superbike engine that is mounted in the bed, mated to a six-speed sequential transmission functioning similar to a motorcycle gearbox. Read more for a video and additional information.
Mugen (means unlimited in Japanese) Motosports’ new “RC20GT Package Pre Production Model” (above) is described as the “ultimate Type R”, and a production version should soon be available for the Japanese market. It features a large rear spoiler, carbon-fiber hood, 21-spoke wheels, and custom graphics for the front doors / fenders. The front end has been entirely revamped with a massive grille opening and a lower bumper sporting vents as well as scoops. If you’re attending the Tokyo Auto Salon (Jan 11 – 13), you can also check out the standard Mugen Civic Type R body kit, which is a bit tamer, starting with its standard-looking front grille. Read more for a video and additional images.
This most certainly isn’t the first Lamborghini Aventador knockoff, but it’s the first one we’ve seen that started its life as a four-door Honda Accord. Built by Executive Modcar Trendz, the sedan’s body was completely stripped and replaced with custom fiberglass pieces, with some quirks. The roof is much higher and the engine cover as well as decklid descend at a much steeper angle that its real-life supercar counterpart. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
If, like us at TechEBlog, you’re constantly low on battery – and madly texting friends to let them know that you’re about to run out of power – then you may be in need of a power bank, or should the same be true for your laptops, tablets, and other devices, there’s this portable power station: Jackery’s Honda HLS290 features 290 Watt-hour energy storage (29,000mAh x 28 cells), and powers most laptops (3-4 recharges), smartphones (17 recharges), tablets (14 recharges), mini fridges (3.4 hours) as well as full-sized televisions (3.4 hours). Why is the mAh rating important? Well, this is the storage capacity available for a particular battery, with higher mAh ratings for the same battery yielding a longer run time. Read more for our full review and where to see this product in-person at CES 2019.
Photo credit: Arik Schwarz via Yanko Design
The Honda Neo Fighter by industrial designer Arik Schwarz looks like a motorcycle straight out of Blade Runner, and apparently each one is made from spare robot parts. Sporting a low-handlebar look with a short seat cowl combined with high-tech components, such as a solar tank, aluminum / helium frame, and adaptive brakes. The body panels can easily be swapped out should you want something more exciting than just going stealth. Read more for additional pictures.
Built by Washington-based SpeedFactory Racing, this highly tuned Honda Civic boasts a 2.0-L inline 4-cylinder fitted with an enormous 86mm Precision Turbo turbocharger, a custom body kit, gutted interior with a roll cage, big drag radials up front, and of course a parachute just in case things get a bit too crazy. This 2,000 hp racing Civic managed to complete the quarter-mile in 7.47 seconds at 215.48 mph, which is currently the world’s fastest for a front-wheel drive car. Read more for the video and additional information.
Honda started off the 2018 SEMA Show with a unique concept, called the “Open Air Vehicle,” that’s based on the Ridgeline Pioneer 1000 pickup. It aims to create “the ultimate open-air off-road Honda adventure vehicle,” and boasts the same doors as the Pioneer 1000 side-by-side, a custom-designed bed and modified tailgate panels. Inside, you’ll find Civic Type R seats reupholstered in waterproof Pioneer 1000 material, and there’s even smartphone holders from RAM Mounts. Continue reading for more pictures and information.