Honda Civic Mugen Type-RR, A Popular Choice For Pirates

With only 300 examples planned and a Japan only audience, the Honda Civic Mugen Type-RR is a rare bird indeed. Somehow, those crazy Frenchmen over at Nihon Car managed to get their hands on one for a review of the 236 HP little beast. There are things we like and dislike about this car; foremost in the "like" category… » 5/12/08 11:20am 5/12/08 11:20am

Pagani Reveals New Zonda R Renderings

Because the old Zonda wasn't bat guano enough, right? This sucker seems to have been born from the same design chic that hatched the Countach 5000QV. That is to say, "Josepi, if you find any flat surfaces, put a scoop in 'em. Also, definitely needs more wing." Apparently more power (up to 750 horses) and carbon fiber,… » 9/08/07 12:15pm 9/08/07 12:15pm

Ruh roh: Volvo to Drop R Sport Designation

The Ford-pwned Swedes say 2007 will be the last model year for cars bearing the R designation. That's how Volvo denotes souped-up models like the S60R and V70R. The loss of a high-performance sub-brand may be bad news for fans of the "flying bricks," but the move is a response to poor sales. According to Automotive… » 4/09/07 10:17am 4/09/07 10:17am