The already awesome Civic Type-R gets a few refinements, losing the fake front air vents, upgrading its disc brakes, and tweaking its suspension for comfort. In the cabin, there’s a new Alcantara steering wheel, an updated short-throw gearshift, and active sound control that adapts its exhaust sounds based on drive mode.
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We prefer the boxier Honda Urban EV Concept, but its near-production version still packs a lot of charm. The e Prototype now has four doors, and retains its massive digital dash. It will have a range of nearly 125mi and charge to 80% in 30min. Production will begin in 2019.
Automotive madman Jimmy Built managed to cram the drive unit from a Tesla Model S and the battery pack from a Chevy Volt into an old Honda Accord. The result is a crazy lightweight car that can do 0-to-60 in about 2.7 sec, and sounds like a remote-controlled toy doing it.
Honda’s concept autonomous ATV is designed to work like a robotic pack mule, carrying loads to work sites, and also performing tasks like plowing snow, tilling soil, or harvesting crops with attachment modules. It’s rugged, has a 4-wheel drivetrain, and runs on electric power.
The Honda Urban EV Concept is an incredibly charming mix of past and future. Its squat and boxy body is tempered by a LED-lit grill that has a message board. Inside is a massive digital dash and two bench seats. A production version will be released in Europe in 2019.
Shanghai Customs used a Honda Cub frame to create a beautiful electric scooter. Like custom PCs, the beauty of the eCub shines thanks to its excellent cable management. Shanghai Customs is working on the eCub’s second version as well as DIY conversion kits. More on BikeEXIF.
German bike shop Motoism is turning 16 Honda GL500 Silver Wings into street trackers. The Honda GL500-JPN is equipped with a tweaked 50hp engine and radiator. It also has Tokico CBR600RR disc brakes, Öhlins rear monoshock, and custom exhaust, lights and rear seat.
Vehicle maker Honda and a team of talented artists pay tribute to the creativity and effort that goes into the production of modern motion pictures, peeling back the layers of the visual effects onion, and reminding us how little of what we see on screen these days is real.
Good Bad News everyone! The production version of the new Civic Type-R is almost exactly the same as its prototype. It’s still front-wheel drive, it still looks over-the-top, and it’s still coming to the US. Its 2L turbocharged VTEC produces up to 306hp and 295lb.ft. of torque.
Honda’s one-off Riding Assist motorcycle uses an advanced steering actuator to keep itself balanced at rest or at low speeds. Its front wheel and fork can also be adjusted to provide greater balance. As a bonus, it can move on its own and follow a subject.
The badass big brother to Honda’s hot new hatch looks incredible, with beefy aero bits, a brushed aluminum wrap, carbon fiber skirts, 20″ piano black rims, and a 2.0-liter turbo-4 rumored to push out around 340 horses. The best part? This Type-R is coming to America.
Carfection checks out the new NSX to see if it’s still a daily driver supercar. The answer is a confident “yes,” with the car’s cutting edge tech working so well you barely notice they’re there, and you’re left with a familiar, comfortable and fun driving experience.
Motorelic overhauled Honda’s failed street bike into its ideal form. They lowered its front forks, added a rear hoop then worked their metalworking magic with the front plate, seat and exhaust. Homeward Bound’s racing paint job completed the rebirth. More here.