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How The New Honda Civic Type R Avoids Torque Steer 16
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in honda, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, video on 11 16th, 2017


One could look at the 2018 Honda Civic Type R and immediately criticize it for having front-wheel drive, particularly since many of its rivals are all-wheel drive.

However, simply dismissing the Type R based on its front-wheel drive layout would be short-sighted. It still provides incredible driving thrills, performance and with the right driver behind the wheel, could keep up with rear-wheel drive supercars along a mountain road.

Perhaps one of the most remarkable things about the Type R’s front-wheel drive system is its complete lack of torque steer. That’s right, despite the front wheels handling 316 hp, 295 lb-ft of torque, steering and braking, the steering wheel won’t try to break your wrists under heavy acceleration, a trait notorious with many other powerful front-wheel drive vehicles.

In order to avoid torque steer, Honda engineers employed a number of novel solutions, as Engineering Explained reveals.

One of these factors involves a complete redesign of the Type R’s steering and suspension systems compared to a base Civic. By pushing the steering axis closer to the wheel’s centreline, Honda has been able to almost completely eliminate torque steer without scarifying ride comfort.

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Can MINI’s JCW Lure You Away From Honda’s New Civic Type R? 15
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, John Cooper Works, MINI, MINI Hatch, MINI Videos, reviews, video on 11 15th, 2017


The new-generation Honda Civic Type R has been already tested against its direct rivals, but how does it stand against the smaller MINI John Cooper Works?

The unusual comparison was compiled by the folks over at Driving, who were curious to see if the potent supermini, which happens to be a fraction more expensive than the Civic with the extras fitted on the test car, has what it takes to lure enthusiasts away from the Japanese hot hatch.

To find out, they didn’t take the two to a track or a drag strip, because the Honda Civic Type R would hold the higher ground, so instead they settled for driving them both on public roads. Needless to say, the sheer power of the Civic with its 316hp 2.0-liter turbo four conquered both reviewers, but they weren’t fans of that flashy exterior.

On the other end, though, they found that the MINI JCW with its 228hp 2.0-liter turbo to be a great little car, with a richer interior and a noisier exhaust compared to its larger contender, which drives good, is very responsive, and has a smooth automatic gearbox.

But was this enough to make them favor the supermini instead of the compact hot hatch? Find out what their verdict was in the video that follows.

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Can MINI’s JCW Lure You Away From Honda’s New Civic Type R? 15
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, John Cooper Works, MINI, MINI Hatch, MINI Videos, reviews, video on 11 15th, 2017


The new-generation Honda Civic Type R has been already tested against its direct rivals, but how does it stand against the smaller MINI John Cooper Works?

The unusual comparison was compiled by the folks over at Driving, who were curious to see if the potent supermini, which happens to be a fraction more expensive than the Civic with the extras fitted on the test car, has what it takes to lure enthusiasts away from the Japanese hot hatch.

To find out, they didn’t take the two to a track or a drag strip, because the Honda Civic Type R would hold the higher ground, so instead they settled for driving them both on public roads. Needless to say, the sheer power of the Civic with its 316hp 2.0-liter turbo four conquered both reviewers, but they weren’t fans of that flashy exterior.

On the other end, though, they found that the MINI JCW with its 228hp 2.0-liter turbo to be a great little car, with a richer interior and a noisier exhaust compared to its larger contender, which drives good, is very responsive, and has a smooth automatic gearbox.

But was this enough to make them favor the supermini instead of the compact hot hatch? Find out what their verdict was in the video that follows.

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2018 Honda Civic Type R Chases Down Porsches On The ‘Ring 12
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, Nurburgring, video on 11 12th, 2017


Even though the new Honda Civic Type R holds the front-wheel drive production car record at the Nurburgring, owners shouldn’t expect to match the car’s 7 min 43.8 sec lap just by jumping behind the wheel.

Nevertheless, French car magazine L’Argus recently took to the iconic German circuit and performed an extremely impressive lap, tackling the track’s most difficult sections with poise and control.

While we’ve yet to drive the new Type R, we’ve heard it is a significant improvement over the short-lived FK2-generation model, particularly because of its overhauled suspension system.

Thanks to the hot hatch’s balanced chassis and the absence of any torque steer, it looks right at home at ‘Green Hell’. In fact, the driver comfortably passes a Lotus Exige S, Porsche 911 GT3, 911 GT3 RS, and a handful of Renault Sport models.

Powering the new Civic Type R is a turbocharged 2.0-liter VTEC engine with 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels exclusively through a slick six-speed manual transmission.

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Honda Civic, Mazda 3, And Chevy Cruze Batten Down The Hatches 12
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Videos, honda, Honda Civic, Honda Videos, Mazda, Mazda Videos, Mazda3, reviews, video on 11 12th, 2017


These days, the market is filled with all sorts of compact hatchbacks, including the (worldwide) popular Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus .

But what if you wanted to step out of their shadow and go for something different, yet still affordable? Well, then you will have to check out other brands, and in this case, they include Honda, Chevrolet, and Mazda.

The team from RoadShow pinned the new Civic against the Cruze and one of the oldest ones in the segment, the Mazda 3, only to come up with a rather surprising result.

Before giving their verdict, though, the reviewers covered each basic aspect of the three hatchbacks, including their exterior design, cabin space, infotainment, fuel economy and handling.

Arguably, the Mazda 3 came first in most aspects, while the Chevy Cruze was found to be a good, civilized, and quiet urban driver, though consumers won’t feel the need to drive it on a twisty road. The newest arrival of the three, which wears Honda’s logo, is surprisingly good too, but which one would you choose?

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Honda Civic, Mazda 3, And Chevy Cruze Batten Down The Hatches 12
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Videos, honda, Honda Civic, Honda Videos, Mazda, Mazda Videos, Mazda3, reviews, video on 11 12th, 2017


These days, the market is filled with all sorts of compact hatchbacks, including the (worldwide) popular Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus .

But what if you wanted to step out of their shadow and go for something different, yet still affordable? Well, then you will have to check out other brands, and in this case, they include Honda, Chevrolet, and Mazda.

The team from RoadShow pinned the new Civic against the Cruze and one of the oldest ones in the segment, the Mazda 3, only to come up with a rather surprising result.

Before giving their verdict, though, the reviewers covered each basic aspect of the three hatchbacks, including their exterior design, cabin space, infotainment, fuel economy and handling.

Arguably, the Mazda 3 came first in most aspects, while the Chevy Cruze was found to be a good, civilized, and quiet urban driver, though consumers won’t feel the need to drive it on a twisty road. The newest arrival of the three, which wears Honda’s logo, is surprisingly good too, but which one would you choose?

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Driving The Honda NSX, Toyota Supra And Mazda RX-7 Back-To-Back 11
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in honda, Honda / Acura NSX, Honda Videos, japan, Mazda, Mazda RX-7, Mazda Videos, TOYOTA, Toyota Supra, Toyota Videos, video on 11 11th, 2017


Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, many of Japan’s leading automakers built world-beating sports cars that were exceptionally fast, bewilderingly agile and in many ways, ahead of their European and American rivals.

Of all the iconic Japanese sports cars of the time, the first-generation Honda NSX, FD Mazda RX-7 and A80 Toyota Supra are among the most beloved. One fortunate YouTuber had the chance to jump behind the wheel of all three.

Despite all coming from Japan at roughly the same time, the Supra, NSX and RX-7 are all quite different from each other. Whereas the Supra is a straight-line warrior, the RX-7 is a more nimble and agile sports car powered by a high-revving rotary engine. By comparison, the NSX is the most exotic of the three, the only one that’s naturally-aspirated and the only one with its engine mounted behind passenger compartment.

If money wasn’t an issue and you could only buy one of the three, which would you choose?

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Watch The New Honda Civic Type R Reach 176MPH Or 283KPH 8
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, video on 11 8th, 2017


The 2018 Honda Civic Type R has already broken some important barriers, and it continues to amaze.

Not only does it hold on to the Nurburgring lap record for the fastest front-wheel drive production car, but it also pushes out an amazing 295whp, on the dyno, which is suspiciously close to the 316hp (320PS) produced at the crank.

Officially, the new Honda Civic Type R takes just 5.7 seconds for the naught to 62mph (100km/h) sprint, and it maxes out 169mph (272km/h).  According to a video posted by L’argus, it shows the hatch going flat out to a top speed of 176mph (283km/h).

If you’re wondering about the discrepancy, beyond the fact that we cannot confirm the veracity of the clip or what conditions it was shot, most importantly, we all know that speedometers are never 100 percent accurate, which likely explains the difference.

Either way, Renault has some big shoes to fill as they plan to steal the ‘Ring lap record from the Civic Type R with their new Megane RS.

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Man Shoots Genius Commercial To Sell His 1996 Honda Accord, Raises Over $100k 6
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in eBay, honda, Honda Accord, Honda Videos, Offbeat News, used cars, video on 11 6th, 2017


This used, 21-year old Honda Accord is a car “for people who have life figured out, and just need to get somewhere”.

The hilarious remark, along with the facts that “bug shield, rubber duckies, and tape converter are included”, but not the cat and coffee pot, are all part of the clever way a man living in the States is helping his girlfriend turned fiancée sell her 1996 Honda Accord.

In less than a week since it was posted online, the 1+ minute long video has gone viral, as it gathered in excess of 3 million views, at the time of writing. The footage could compete with a new car commercial, as it shows the vehicle being driven along California’s coastal roads, with even more clever remarks being made by the narrator.

In fact, the clip has proved to be so popular that it convinced tens of bidders to raise the price of the car from $499 to over $100,000, on eBay, in just a few days. Not bad for a 21-year old car with 2 owners and 141,095 miles (227,070km) on the clock that “drives like a dream”, huh?

However, due to an error, eBay cancelled the original auction, so the man was forced to start all over.

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World’s Fastest Honda S2000 Runs 1/4 Mile In Just 6.7 Seconds 2
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, honda, Honda S2000, Honda Videos, Record, tuning, video on 11 2nd, 2017


The world’s fastest Honda S2000 is at it again, this time improving on its previous 1/4 mile record, which stood at 6.9 seconds, until this week.

As you can imagine, the car underwent some serious modifications in order to accelerate as fast as it does. While its original four-cylinder F22 engine was retained, the S2000 was fitted with a massive turbocharger, amounting for 1,351 RWHP, over 375 HP per cylinder.

The total power output is somewhere around 1,500 horses, allowing for a blistering fast 1/4 mile time of 6.78 seconds at 203 mph (326 km/h), making it faster than this 3,000 HP Nissan GT-R by Extreme Turbo Systems.

This very same S2000 held previous 1/4 mile records of 7.1 seconds at 192.92 mph and 6.9 seconds at 186 mph (300 km/h), so considering its current achievement, we’re definitely wondering what it’s going to do next time.

Could it match that 2,500 HP AMS Performance Nissan GT-R that managed a 6.39 second run back in March? Let’s not underestimate it.

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Watch New Acura NSX Shred Some Californian Canyon Roads 24
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Acura, Acura Videos, honda, Honda / Acura NSX, Honda Videos, Hybrids, video on 10 24th, 2017


Get ready to be impressed as Matt Farah showcases just how spectacularly fast the Acura NSX can go on a canyon road.
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Watch New Acura NSX Shred Some Californian Canyon Roads 24
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Acura, Acura Videos, honda, Honda / Acura NSX, Honda Videos, Hybrids, video on 10 24th, 2017


Get ready to be impressed as Matt Farah showcases just how spectacularly fast the Acura NSX can go on a canyon road.
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Matt Farah Puts The Honda Civic Type R Through Its Paces 24
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in honda, Honda Civic, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, video on 10 24th, 2017


The latest Honda Civic Type R bucks the recent trend of hot hatches moving from front-wheel drive to all-wheel drive, yet, by some Japanese wizardry, can be just as fast and enjoyable to drive as the Ford Focus RS, as Matt Farah explains below.
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Tips On How To Spot A Flooded Car For Sale 17
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Consumer Reports, honda, Honda CR-V, Honda Videos, Reports, video on 10 17th, 2017


Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left behind not only human casualties and ruined properties, but also hundreds of thousands of flooded vehicles.
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Meet The 500HP Honda Civic That Can Keep Up With A Supercar 17
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in honda, Honda Civic, Honda Videos, reviews, tuning, video on 10 17th, 2017


A full 500 horses is what makes this 2014 Honda Civic a true sleeper. In other words, something that wouldn't get embarrassed by an Italian exotic in a straight line.
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