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.
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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.
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For $110K, you could either buy a nice used Ferrari 360, or this bizarre Acura NSX and LaFerrari mashup. According to the seller, the vehicle is painted blood red and was built by Santarsiero Concepts. It took approximately four-years to design and build using an Acura NSX chassis with 75,000 miles on the odometer. It’s powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine generating 270 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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For those who don’t know, the Honda Motocompo is basically a folding scooter offered by Honda between 1981–1983 in Shetland White, Daisy Yellow and Caribbean Red variants. It was touted as a “trunk bike,” as its handlebars, seat, and foot-pegs fold into the scooter’s rectangular plastic body. What you ended up with was a box-shaped package measuring 46.7 in × 9.4 in × 21.3 in, making it is the smallest scooter ever built by Honda. Good news, as Honda recently trademarked “Motocompacto,” and described as a compact electric scooter. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition recently set a new front-wheel drive track record at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, with a time of 2 minutes 23.993 seconds, driven by Super GT Series racer Takuya Izawa. This development car was built to final European production specifications, with no modifications or performance enhancements. Limited to just 600-units, this model will surely command a hefty premium, but if you’ve ever wondered how its sleek forged BBS wheels were made, this video should answer that question. Read more for the clip and its record-setting run at Suzuka.
At first glance, this may appear to be an aircraft nose, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize it’s just a 1988 Pulse Autocycle. Does it look familiar? If so, that’s because they have made an appearance in Back to the Future II, or more specifically, the downtown Hill Valley area in 2015. A red Pulse was actually the first vehicle Marty McFly saw as he exited the alleyway opposite the courthouse, driving along Main Street from right to left. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.