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.
This looks like a 1999 Acura Integra at first, but peek in the car’s rear, and you’ll see a twin-turbocharged 8.2-liter Cadillac V8, mated to a three-speed automatic transmission. Other upgrades include: a large aluminum radiator, two intercoolers, a 17 gallon fuel cell and a custom fuel pump. Ultra wide arches have been fitted in the front and rear to accommodate the massive engine. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
From a far distance, this may look like a new facelifted (2016+) Honda / Acura NSX, but it’s actually just a strange Civic-based replica from Indonesia. All of its body panels have been swapped out, including a new front fascia, complete with a hood, grille, headlights and air intakes, while Lamborghini-style scissor doors were also added for effect. Continue reading for another facelifted NSX replica and more information.
Photo credit: Jon Sibal
Honda finally updated the NSX after an 11-year hiatus back in 2016, and now, the automaker is rumored to be refreshing its iconic S2000 roadster, which has been out of production since 2009. This concept by Jon Sibal boasts an NSX-inspired front end, complete with a V-shaped grille and a pair of recessed headlights. We can’t see much of the back, but it does appear to sport a carbon fiber spoiler of sorts. Continue reading for a video and more information.
This may look like an old hatchback, but take a closer look at the Honda City Turbo, and you’ll discover a tiny Honda Motocompo scooter inside. The hot hatch was produced between September 1982 and 1986, based on the naturally aspirated Honda City AA, and one of the few non-kei Honda cars to be equipped with a 100-hp turbocharged engine. However, the Motocompo motorcycle was a $360 option, complete with a 49cc, 2.5 hp engine. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.