Video: Honda “I Like Sports” Commercial

Honda’s competitive spirit is alive and well in this 60-second video titled “I Like Sports”.

Released by Honda Japan, the video is a thrilling montage of sport clips that showcases Honda’s dedication to innovate and perform on many levels of motorsport. Vehicle cameos include the NSX, S2000, , N-ONE, Civic Type R and NSX Protoype. Musically, I enjoyed the use of “Also sprach Zarathustra” of 2001: A Space Odyssey fame, and of course Beethoven’s classic “Ode to Joy” which closes out the video.

See the 60-second ad from Honda Japan below.

[Source: Honda Japan]

MUGEN Parts for New Honda Legend

MUGEN 2015 Honda Legend

Honda tuning company MUGEN has released details on the parts and accessories they will offer for the new 2015 Honda Legend. Exterior parts include a Carbon Front Lower Spoiler, a Carbon Air Spoiler, and Aluminum Wheels. A Sports Suspension package developed to work with the SPORT HYBRID SH-AWD system will also be available.

[Source: MUGEN]

Honda to Begin Sales of All-New “Legend”

2016 Honda Legend

Official release from Honda Media Website:

TOKYO, Japan, November 10, 2014— Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced it would begin sales of the all-new Legend flagship sedan at dealerships across Japan on January 22, 2015. The new hybrid system features revolutionary hybrid technology to deliver a combination of unprecedented driving pleasure, a refined and comfortable ride and outstanding environmental performance.

The fifth-generation Legend features SPORT HYBRID SH-AWD*1, which comprises three electric motors. Featuring a gasoline engine, a single front motor and twin rear motors, the hybrid system automatically combines front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive with EV Drive, Hybrid Drive or Engine Drive to respond continuously to driver inputs and driving conditions and ensure optimally efficient performance.

The twin rear motors provide drive and deceleration power to the rear wheels in any ratio. This revolutionary torque vectoring*2 technology delivers highly stable handling in every type of driving and refined driving comfort that exceeds expectations for the Legend’s class. At the same time, the Legend’s advanced hybrid system offers outstanding fuel economy of 16.8 km/L as measured in JC08 mode.*3

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Gallery: NSX CONCEPT-GT Gets First Super GT Win at Fuji Speedway

Weider Modulo NSX CONCEPT-GT

After struggling for the first half of the 2014 Super GT season, teams running the new Honda NSX CONCEPT-GT have finally found success in Round 5 at Fuji Speedway. The No. 17 KEIHIN NSX CONCEPT-GT took pole position in qualifying, but it was the No. 18 Weider Modulo NSX CONCEPT-GT that went on to win Sunday’s GT500 race. Three NSX CONCEPT-GTs finished in the top 5, capturing the first, third, and fourth positions.

[Source: Honda Japan]

NSX Concept to Take Stage on Honda’s Interactive Stand at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Honda at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Official release from Honda European Media Newsroom:

20.05.2014

Civic Type R and NSX concepts to take centre stage on Honda’s interactive stand at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

– UK debut of latest Civic Type R and NSX concepts
– Visitors to the Honda stand can race remote controlled Type R and NSX Concept models around a specially designed track
– Honda off-road motorcycle experience to teach the basics of riding on dirt

The latest concept models of the much-anticipated Civic Type R and NSX will make their first public appearance in the UK at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Taking centre stage for Honda (UK) at the Festival ahead of their launch next year, these models point to a very exciting 2015 for Honda, which will also see the marque return to Formula 1.

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NSX Prototype set for debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed

Official release from Honda UK Newsroom:

19 March 2014

– Innovative hybrid all-wheel drive supercar to enter production in 2015
– Festival of Speed will showcase NSX’s advanced technologies, performance and handling

The ground-breaking NSX supercar, powered by an innovative three-motor Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system, and set for launch in 2015, will take centre stage at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed (27-29 June) when it takes on the world’s most famous hillclimb in front of a capacity crowd. The Festival will provide visitors with a rare opportunity to see and hear the all-new version of a supercar whose forebears gained iconic status around the world.

The NSX has a long-standing relationship with the Festival of Speed. In 1993, at the time of the first Festival, a fleet of 10 NSX were showcased at Goodwood. Launched in 1990, the original NSX was already known as a ground-breaking exotic car, delivering super performance and handling, without compromise in usability and ergonomics. Driven by UK journalists, the 10 NSX made a thrilling impression on visitors to the first Festival of Speed. More than two decades have passed and the new NSX is making its return to Goodwood. It will again open the door for a new era of the Super Sports model and Honda sees the Festival as the perfect event to demonstrate its flagship supercar for the first time in Europe.

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Gallery: NSX at Suzuka Circuit Motorsports Fan Appreciation Day

NSX CONCEPT-GT

This past weekend Suzuka Circuit’s Motorsports Fan Appreciation Day brought an epic collection of cars to the event, and NSX fans would not be denied. Honda of course brought its newest racing machine the NSX CONCEPT-GT, and put it alongside two iconic NSXs: the Team Kunimitsu NSX – winner of the 1995 Le Mans GT2 class, and the Castrol MUGEN NSX – winner of the 2000 JGTC GT500 class. The trio of NSXs lapping the circuit created some pretty good photo ops seen in the gallery above.

Also included are photos of the NSX CONCEPT-GT with its Super GT Japanese rivals, Lexus’ RC F and Nissan’s GT-R.

[Source: Suzuka Circuit via Facebook]