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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Honda Imagines This Lifted Tuner Car As Their Flagship In China

This is the 2015 Honda D Concept, which Honda says “shows the direction of a mass-production SUV model” they’re already working on exclusively for China. Looks straight out of the now-defunct import tuner mags I used to read in high school, and actually kind of awesome. » 4/20/15 9:00pm 4/20/15 9:00pm

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

Honda's Mid-Engine S660 Baby Roadster Looks Like A Lot Of Fun

I know it only has a 660cc turbo three-cylinder engine. I know that engine only puts down 66 horsepower. I don’t care. The Honda S660 looks like it could be a lot of fun under the right driving circumstances. Honda’s new baby roadster just launched in Japan, and here it is in production-spec. » 3/30/15 12:30pm 3/30/15 12:30pm