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2017 Honda Civic Si First Drive: Sport On A Budget

– Cantil, California I stand by my earlier statement: the 2017 Honda Civic Si doesn’t need more power. It doesn’t need more of anything, really. The intrinsic beauty of the Si is in its balance: It doesn’t overachieve at any one thing, rather, it does everything well. It’s fun to drive – more than its spec sheet would lead you ...

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Question The Need To Compromise

– Victoria, British Columbia My childhood was seeded with the idea that, at some point in the undetermined future, I would have a car that could do anything. There were two primary culprits who perpetrated this myth: my uncle Ralph, and Michael Knight. Ralph – a college professor, athlete, and hilarious bedtime story teller – would lull my brother, my ...

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Brilliant Ideas Episode #43: Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling set out to paint purely by accident. When she was 14 years old, she was required to take an art exam at school. She off-handedly painted a simple figure of a person, but then she began daydreaming and completely lost track of time. Hambling was not able to work any further on her painting so she submitted a ...

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Tiny Honda S600 From Down Under Has Giant Turbo On Top

A father and son drag racing team in Australia have transformed a 1965 Honda S600 coupe into something other drivers should fear at the strip. The original engine is gone, and somehow these guys manage to cram a 3.2-liter Toyota 2JZ inline-six under the hood. There’s no room in there for the gigantic 88 millimeter turbo, so it sits outside ...

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The Outlier Choice Gets Better

– Louisville, Kentucky Ever since Acura merged the TSX and TL into one vehicle, the result – the TLX – has had a challenging mission. It has to fill the void left by both the sporty TSX and the luxurious TL, a Venn diagram of attributes that the TLX has so far managed to meld. But it hasn’t necessarily excelled ...

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Honda Civic Type R And Civic Si Get Their TV Debut In New Ad

Highly anticipated Civic Type R and Si models make television debut: https://youtu.be/VTFcoh2kj5I Honda’s “Racing Spirit” at the heart of its production vehicles Honda has most robust and diverse racing portfolio of any automaker TORRANCE, Calif. – “Racing at Heart,” a new brand campaign linking Honda’s incredibly diverse, high-performance motorsports program to production vehicles including the new Civic Type R, arriving ...

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Brilliant Ideas Episode # 44: Random International

Random International puts itself apart from all other artists who were introduced previously. It is not one artist or duo, but a collaborative studio of artists. Random International is centered around Florian Ortkrass and Hannes Koch, the founders and directors, and a group of 19 members including Héloïse Reynolds, Dramaturge, Dev Joshi, Head of Technology, Becky Sedgwick, Head of Operations ...

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2018 Honda Odyssey First Drive: Just Add Imagination

– Waikoloa Village, Hawaii The old trope that minivans are detestable to the car-interested doesn’t really stand up to scrutiny. Talk to anyone who cares a lot about driving, and there’s a better-than-average chance they’ve owned or appreciated a minivan at some point in their lives. Boring? Hardly. Tall boxes on wheels are, as logic dictates, damned useful. Useful for ...

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric | Why Buy?

– Detroit, Michigan Hyundai’s big push into the green-car space is called Ioniq. But rather than pick just one alternative-fuel powertrain, Hyundai has chosen three: Buyers can pick from a hybrid, a plug-in hybrid, and a full-electric drivetrain. The Hyundai Ioniq Electric, which we’re putting through the wringer here, joins a segment that has an increasing number of new models each ...

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