Meet The 500hp Honda Civic That Can Keep Up With A Supercar

Meet The 500HP Honda Civic That Can Keep Up With A Supercar

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.

The Smoking Tire's Matt Farah is at it again, this time having loads of fun behind the wheel of this 2014 Civic sedan, a car that looks just about stock from the outside, but is anything but stock where it matters.

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Mazda Team Joest Gets Down To Work On Track

Mazda Team Joest Gets Down To Work On Track

With Audi long one and Porsche on its way out, fans of endurance prototype racing may be disappointed in following the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the broader FIA World Endurance Championship next season. But while things are winding down in Europe, they're just starting to heat up in America.

The Prototype class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next season will be hotly contested by the likes of Acura (which is returning to the fore with Team Penske next season) and Cadillac (surely keen to defend its titles). But they'll both be watching be watching out for Mazda Team Joest.

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2018 Lexus Nx Pricing And Specsprice Rises Bring New Looks And More Safety Gear Across The Range

2018 Lexus NX pricing and specsPrice rises bring new looks and more safety gear across the range

Lexus has revealed pricing and specifications for the 2018 NX300 and NX300h, bringing new suspension tuning, sharper styling, more standard safety and a front-wheel drive option for F Sport buyers.

The NX engine lineup remains unchanged for 2018. The NX300 (formerly NX200t) is still powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo making 175kW and 350Nm, hooked up to a six-speed automatic gearbox.

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Mitsubishi Reportedly Plans To Spend Billions To Get Back In The Game

Mitsubishi reportedly plans to spend billions to get back in the game

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors reportedly plans to inject more than 600 billion yen ($5.35 billion) in capital spending and research and development over the next three years through fiscal 2019 in a bid to turn around its business after recent scandals.

The Nikkei newspaper said the new plan calls for spending 5 percent of annual sales on equipment and the same proportion on R&D. Funds will be used by the company for the development of electrified vehicles such as the new e-Evolution concept and for production in China and Indonesia. Mitsubishi Motors will release the specifics of the new medium-term plan on Wednesday, the business daily said. ($1 = 112.1600 yen) Reporting by Sumeet Gaikwad

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Revised 2017 Lexus Is Sedan Earns Iihs Top Safety Pick+ Award

Revised 2017 Lexus IS Sedan Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award

A revision to the 2017 Lexus IS hasearned the sedan a Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Lexus reinforced the IS front end as part of last year’s refresh, but was unable to score higher than Acceptable in the small-overlap front test. A second revision in June 2017 has improved the score to Good, leading to the IIHS top safety honors. See for yourself, here’s video of the crash test:

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Nissan Announces U.s. Pricing For 2018 Rogue

Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2018 Rogue – first U.S. vehicle to offer advanced ProPILOT Assist technologyNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2018 Rogue crossover, which goes on sale October 24 at Nissan dealers nationwide. Pricing starts at $24,6802 for the Rogue S front-wheel-drive model. Already the number one selling Nissan model throughout the 2017 model year, Rogue receives a number of significant enhancements for 2018 – led by the addition of available ProPILOT™ Assist technology, which provides assisted steering, braking and accelerating during single-lane highway driving.
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Nissan Propilot Assist Technology Makes U.s. Debut On 2018 Rogue

Nissan ProPILOT™ Assist technology makes U.S. debut on 2018 Rogue – reduces the hassle of stop-and-go highway drivingNASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan's ProPILOT™ Assist technology, continuing to pave the way for future fully autonomous vehicles, will be available on the company's bestseller, the Rogue compact SUV. ProPILOT Assist reduces the hassle of stop-and-go driving by helping control acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway driving.
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Ready To Defend Title As America's Best Selling Suv, The 2018 Honda Cr - V Arrives At Dealerships

Ready to Defend Title as America's Best Selling SUV, The 2018 Honda CR-V Arrives at Dealerships

The 2018 Honda CR-V, America's best-selling SUV over the past 20 years1, went on sale today at dealerships nationwide. The 2018 model year CR-V starts at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,1502 for the LX (2WD) with the range-topping Touring (AWD) at $34,0502. With its premium design, big versatility and fun-to-drive persona, CR-V has collected numerous accolades including the J.D. Power "2017 U.S. APEAL Study Award", the "2017 Best New Car for Teens" by U.S. News & World Report and earned the "Must Test Drive" Award by Autotrader.  

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Infiniti Customers Can Now Use New Amazon Alexa Skills To Interact With Their Vehicles

INFINITI customers can now use new Amazon Alexa skills to interact with their vehicles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. INFINITI owners in the U.S. can now use simple voice commands to conveniently control vehicle features such as unlocking, locking, remote-start and more. Leveraging the power of increasingly connected homes, INFINITI has tapped into already-available features within INFINITI InTouch™ Services and INFINITI Connection® to integrate the new Amazon Alexa Skills on many of its new and existing vehicles.

This new connected feature is a great convenience that allows owners who may be walking in the door with their hands full of groceries—or those who simply forgot—to ask Alexa to lock their car doors. It is also a nice feature for owners in colder climates who, this winter, will be able to warm up their vehicles without leaving the house.   

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Match Point To Mahias In Worldssp At Jerez

Match Point to Mahias in WorldSSP at JerezGRT Yamaha Official WorldSSP Team's Lucas Mahias arrives at the penultimate round of the 2017 FIM Supersport World Championship in Jerez this weekend with a chance of being crowned champion. The 28-year-old French rider leads the championship by nine points with just two races remaining, meaning Mahias can wrap up the title with one race left if he leaves Jerez leading the standings by more than 25 points. His teammate Federico Caricasulo will be looking to build on his third podium of the season last time out at Magny-Cours as he aims to finish the year in the strongest fashion possible.
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Honda Exec Says A $30,000 Sports Car Is Very Desirable To Company

Honda Exec Says a $30,000 Sports Car is ‘Very Desirable’ to Company

Honda is working on getting its sporty image back with cars like the NSX and Civic Type R, but if it were up to Honda Australia director Stephen Collins, the automaker would not be stopping there. 

In a recent interview with CarAdvice, Collins said Honda really wants to dial up the sporty image of its brand, a fact evidenced by the arrival of the NSX and Type R, but said if “anything else becomes available, we'd really be chasing that pretty hard." He didn’t go into detail as to what to what type of sports car the company may be eyeing, only saying that if “another type of sports car that becomes available to us, say if it was a convertible or something that could come in at around $30,000  that would be very desirable for us."

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Liberty Walk Honda Nsx Is The Finest Of Jdm Creations

Liberty Walk Honda NSX Is The Finest Of JDM Creations

Previous photos of Liberty Walk’s Honda NSX failed to do the Japanese supercar justice. These images, however, perfectly highlight the car and all of its significant styling modifications.

Liberty Walk created its NSX with some help from Forgiato Wheels and even though the project is tame by the tuning company’s standards, this NSX is worlds apart from a standard one.

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