I've mentioned before how taken I am with Honda's home-market-only N-Box Slash, and now it seems Honda's expressing some envy for an iconic American car affectation: old-school Detroit muscle. Seeing what that actually means when applied to this odd little 660cc box is pretty fantastic. And ridiculous. »
If US Honda was a bakery, it'd be like this: The shelves are full of bread, all pretty good and readily available, but nothing special. But sometimes you'd see an amazing cupcake on the shelf, incredibly detailed and looking like nothing you've ever seen. When you ask to buy it, the guy behind the counter smiles and… »
Car brochures today have all sort of covergently-evolved into a certain bland sort of slickness. Sure, there's some minor typographic differences and photography, but one's pretty much like the other. But this wasn't always the case. Back in the day, if you weren't selling something fast or sleek, you had to find… »
Engineers spent countless hours properly setting up a car's suspension. Ambitious kids spend even more time fucking that careful work up as much as possible. Hence this staggering effort to probe the theoretical outer limits of camber adjustment. »
Tiny Japanese cars from the '70s and '80s are awesome, but can you really fit anything more than a small suitcase or a couple bento boxes in the back? Actually, yes. In fact, back in the '80s, Honda sold the City with a motorcycle in the rear hatch. How did it fit? It transformed!
We have no idea what this is, but after the Peel Trident, this is probably the smallest street legal vehicle we've ever seen. And despite our best deciphering and sleuthing efforts, it remains unidentified. F-gobble-de-gook Tech was the best we could get out of it. How can someone get into this thing and feel fine… »
We're continually fascinated with the level of innovation and practicality the Japanese are able to stuff into 660cc, 66bhp kei cars. Suzuki's new Palette may not be the most exciting kei car to ever debut, but it scores points on practicality with dual automatic sliding doors and a completely flat load floor. More… »
We delayed this as long as possible, putting all of you into crushing fits of suspense, finally we give the people what they want - kei cars. These loveable, huggable, sub-sub-compact cars are popular for many reasons. The biggest reason for the niche is that they avoid pesky tax and insurance rates by virtue of their… »