A Honda S600 With A Bike Engine And Nitrous Is Quicker Than Stink

The Honda S600 wasn’t officially sold in America, but if you happen to find one, buy it because the possibilities are endless with this classy little roadster. For starters, it’s very easy to triple its horsepower, which will make it faster than many expensive sports cars attacking the canyons. » 5/26/15 9:55am 5/26/15 9:55am

Watch This Narrated Comic About Honda's Origins In English Or Japanese

Comics are ubiquitous in Japan. Known as “manga” (漫画, マンガ), they are used not just for entertainment, but also for education and promotional materials. Many big Japanese corporations have manga for marketing purposes, and Nissan’s current CEO Carlo Ghosn even has his own! But if flipping pages is too much work for… » 5/26/15 6:15am 5/26/15 6:15am

This Honda Civic Race Car Eats BMWs For Breakfast

The most interesting car to me is the one that entirely defies expectations and at the AER race for the Jalopnik Cup of Excellence earlier this month I was shocked one morning to see a bright orange-and-white Civic hatch tear its way through a line of BMWs in a couple of laps. Just watch the video. » 5/14/15 12:29pm 5/14/15 12:29pm

The 5 Strangest Things You Can Do At This Weekend's 'Enjoy Honda' Event

This weekend Honda Japan is hosting a summer festival all devoted to... well... itself. And while you could do all the normal stuff you would do at a show, like visit all the cool cars, or hang out with Honda’s adorable robot Asimo, there are also... stranger things you can do. These are five of the strangest... » 5/06/15 6:17am 5/06/15 6:17am

This Is Honda's Leaner, Meaner Aero Kit For The Indianapolis 500

If you thought Honda’s usual aero kit for IndyCar this year was too complicated, busy and silly, perhaps you’ll like the more classic look of their superspeedway version. Honda optimized their aerodynamics for big oval races like the Indianapolis 500, foregoing a few wings for straight =-line speed.
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Project Honda Logo: Conceptual Design And Interior Modification

Some cars are meant to be driven as is. Modifications should be minimal, if even present. Some are meant to be restored to former glory. Some are meant to be returned to original condition for the purposes of flipping. But some cars are meant to become experiments, concept cars even. I consider my Honda Logo TS to be… » 4/19/15 10:55am 4/19/15 10:55am

Charge Your EV When Buying Dried Squid, Green Tea At Japan's FamilyMart 

Do you drive a Nissan, Honda, Mitsubishi, or Toyota electric vehicle? Do you live in Japan? If you don’t, that’s too bad, because the legendary and true convenience of Japanese, uh, convenience stores, or “conbini,” just got even more, well, convenient. You can now “fill up” on electricity when you stop in. It really… » 4/16/15 10:15am 4/16/15 10:15am

Video: This Is How The NSX Concept-GT Gets Its New Look

For the last couple of years the NSX Concept-GT has looked pretty good, but it’s mostly been a lot of black on white on white on white. So Honda Japan decided it needed to get with the program and use a little more of that red its so known for. So here’s your video of the NSX Concept-GT getting its “coloring.” » 4/14/15 11:00pm 4/14/15 11:00pm

What Happens if You Crash One of Those Cars You're Testing? 

I get asked all the time, “What happens if you crash one of those cars you’re testing?” Fair question: I have to pay for it. But that’s not the hardest part. The hardest part is immediately having to get back in another borrowed car and test that. On our trip to New Zealand, in horrible conditions, that’s… » 4/14/15 8:45pm 4/14/15 8:45pm

The Project Leader On The Honda S660 Baby Roadster Is Just 26 Years Old

If we haven’t killed off the “Millennials don’t like cars” myth yet, I’m hoping this story will be the one that finishes it off. The Honda S660, the mid-engined baby roadster we fall deeper and deeper in love with every day, was spearheaded by a 26-year-old who is the youngest lead engineer in Honda history. » 4/08/15 5:11pm 4/08/15 5:11pm

America Finally Gets The Honda Civic We've Always Wanted In The Type-R

It’s not an April Fools’ joke. I wouldn’t be writing about it if it was, because screw all those stupid attempts at corporate humor that come in fake press release form. Today at the New York Auto Show, Honda officially announced that America will get the high performance Civic we’ve always wanted — the Type-R. » 4/01/15 3:05pm 4/01/15 3:05pm