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K&N Car Show presented by WiredOnHonda.com

April 24th, 2010


Our good friends over at WiredOnHonda.com are at it again, this time with their famous K & N Car Show.

As seen on Modified Magazine, the annual WiredOnHonda.com/ProTunerParts.com K&N meet will be held at K&N Headquarters located in Riverside, CA on July 25th, 2010.

Media appearances from industry leaders such as Import Tuner, Honda Tuning, Super Street and others will be there interviewing and shooting cars. Live music from DJ Versed and an ever growing vendor list which includes confirmed vendors such as 5zigen, Torco Oil, Norm Reeves Honda and SmartWax with the beautiful models from GXS Motorspots this is car show is set to be a solid kick off for the Summer show season.

Those interested should view the official thread for all the details. Don’t miss out on this event!

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Honda Performance HSV-010 GT

April 21st, 2010

Honda HSV-010GT frontLook out Nissan Skyline GT-R there’s a new bad boy in town and his name is the Honda HSV-010 GT.

The Honda performance R&D mad scientists must have been working over time to create such an amazing beast of a race car. Using what they have learned from over 30+ years of racing experience in all forms of auto racing and with the famous JGTC Honda NSX-GT as its predecessor, the Honda HSV-010 GT is set to be the dominant force on race tracks across the world in 2010.

About the Honda HSV-010 GT Performance

The HSV-010 GT, which stands for “Honda Sports Velocity”, is a front-engine rear-drive Super GT race car. Built to surpass the already legendary cornering ability of the NSX-GT, the frame was reinforced to be more rigid for better handling.

Honda HSV-010GT rearThe engine used is the HR10EG, a 3.4-liter V8 engine used in Formula Nippon cars but optimized for Super GT, which produces “500 or more” horsepower, and “392 or more” Nm of torque, according to a press release from Honda.

Two of the most noticeable features of the HSV-010 GT is the ever familiar Honda exhaust tone produced from an 8-4-2-1 exhaust manifold and single muffler design and the fairly dominate wing and short rear overhang protruding from its rear end.

Contrary to speculation, the wing is not a part of a new aerodynamic design. In fact, the entire aerodynamic performance remains at the 2009 NSX-GT level so that leaves room for some serious aerodynamic development still to come.

Fans of the Honda / Acura NSX will remember the sad news when Honda announced that due to the economy, the production of the NSX was being discontinued in an effort by Honda to focus on mass-produced vehicles instead of the limited edition ones.

Had Honda decided to continue production of the NSX, the HSV-010 GT would have been the next-generation model. True Honda enthusiasts can only hope that one day we will see the NSX resurrected and a production model of the HSV-010 GT becomes available to the masses.

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Honda Civic Type R 2010 Mugen Powered Rally Car

April 7th, 2010

Recently Honda released the newest edition to the Type R family, the 2010 Honda Civic Type R. As with all members of the Type R family this one does not disappoint!

But what makes this Civic Type R stand out from his older brothers is that this one is being featured in the 2010 ARC Australian Rally Championship by Honda Australia. With a Mugen tuned engine and a Rally Racing suspension set up, simply put this car is amazing.

Enjoy this Honda Civic Type R Rally Car Shakedown video of the car in action on the track before the start of the Australian Rally Championship season.

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Honda’s U3-X Personal Mobility Prototype

April 6th, 2010

If you know me then you know that I am a true Honda fanatic through and through. From their ever impressive high performing cars like the S2000, NSX and their F1 racing heritage, their affordable and fun fun to drive Civics, Accords and Acura’s, their economically friendly Honda Insight and all their Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles to their innovative and technologically advanced Human Prototype ASIMO.

Well friends, Honda is at it again proving why Honda will always be light years ahead of everyone else with their newest invention, the Honda’s U3-X Personal Mobility Prototype.

Honda’s U3-X Personal Mobility

Honda’s U3-X Personal Mobility Prototype

The U3-X Personal Mobility Prototype stands at 25 inches high and 6 inches wide with a fold out butterfly style leather seat up top and two small foot rests that fold out from either side. The U3-X is able to move forward or backwards using the main wheel and is equally able to move left to right and any direction in between with the use of smaller wheels mounted to the larger main wheel. Powered by a lithium-ion battery that as of now holds a charge for about an hour is the perfect new device for personal transportation and far more impressive then the over hyped Segway.

Using what they have learned from ASIMO, the U3-X Personal Mobility prototype balances itself by the use of accelerometers and sensors that detect the rider’s center of gravity and make adjusts itself constantly to keep the rider and the U3-X in perfect balance. Steering is just a mater of slighting leaning in the direction you wish to go.

You can learn more about the U3-X Personal Mobility Prototype by visiting Honda’s official announcement here. In the mean time check out these videos of the Honda U3-X Personal Mobility Prototype in action and Honda, if you’re listening, I’ll take mine in classic Championship White with a nice Type R badge on the side.

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