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

Posted by  on May 20th, 2014 No comments

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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Snapshot: 2014 Acura MDX Cornering on Three Wheels

Posted by  on May 20th, 2014 No comments

Megan Racing RV6 Acura MDX

The Megan Racing RV6 Acura MDX recently completed the One Lap of America, finishing 25th overall out of 69 entrants. According to the Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Race Team Facebook page, the MDX pulls 0.965 g on the skidpad and runs the quarter mile in 13.9 seconds.

[Source: Highland Design Studio, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Race Team]

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Ludacris Discusses His 1993 Acura Legend on the Ellen Show

Posted by  on May 13th, 2014 No comments

Ludacris' 1993 Acura Legend

Rapper/Actor Ludacris appeared on The Ellen Show yesterday where he spoke about the 1993 Acura Legend he has owned from before his commercial success.

“I used to write music in this Acura and I still do till this day so it’s just one of those things I can never get rid of. I will never get rid of, ever.” Ludacris

Last year Ludacris tweeted a photo of his Acura Legend and private jet which was displayed during the conversation. He told Ellen the Legend now has over 250,000 miles on it, adding approximately 10,000 more miles since his Chelsea Lately interview last year in May.

Watch Ludacris talk with Ellen about the Acura Legend in the clip below, from 1:40 to 2:25.

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Video: Acura China’s “A+ Experience”

Posted by  on May 12th, 2014 5 comments

Acura China's "A+ Experience"

I’ll bet you haven’t seen the MDX or RDX driven like this before. Two wheel driving, burnouts and 180s were some of the stunts performed at the Acura China “A+ Experience” kickoff event last month. The “A+ Experience” is what Acura China has named their national test drive tour that will run throughout the year.

Check out the 2:31-minute video below.

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Snapshot: Acura TLX Engineers

Posted by  on May 6th, 2014 No comments

2015 Acura TLX

Meet the brilliant group of engineers who put power, design and the thrill of the drive first in building #thenewTLX. Acura_Insider

[Source: Acura via Twitter]

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Build Your Own 2014 Epson NSX CONCEPT-GT

Posted by  on May 2nd, 2014 1 comment

Paper Craft 2014 Epson NSX CONCEPT-GT

Paper Craft lovers, the 2014 Epson NSX CONCEPT-GT is now available for your building pleasure. Visit epson.jp – 2014 Epson NSX CONCEPT-GT to download the template.

If you’re up for the challenge, Epson also has the entire pit and other car models available on their Paper Craft landing page.

[Source: Epson]

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Acura USA April 2014 Sales Results

Posted by  on May 1st, 2014 1 comment

Acura Advance

Official release from Acura Media Newsroom:

American Honda Sales Rise 1.1 Percent in April

05/01/2014 – TORRANCE, Calif.

  • CR-V sets new April record as Honda core models anchor on-going retail sales success
  • Acura light trucks set April record, continue unprecedented growth in 2014

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported April 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 132,456 units—an overall increase of 1.1 percent (-2.8 percent based on the Daily Selling Rate, or DSR*)compared to April 2013. The Honda Division also saw in increase of 1.1 percent with April sales of 118,334. Acura division gained 1.6 percent on April sales of 14,122, with light trucks increasing 35.9 percent for the month on sales of 9,536 units.  Year to date American Honda sales reached 457,810.

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Acura light trucks continue to sell well above last year’s pace, led by the hot-selling MDX and RDX. However, vehicle supply is becoming a factor as Acura begins winding down production of TSX and TL models in preparation for the new TLX models, which are scheduled to hit the ground later this year.

  • Acura division sales increased 1.6 percent vs. 2013 with 14,122 units sold in April
  • Acura trucks set a new April sales record with an increase of 35.9 percent on sales of 9,536
  • MDX posted another major increase with sales up 80 percent in April
  • RDX sales increased for an unprecedented 24th month in a row, climbing 6.3 percent

“With RDX posting two solid years of continuous growth and MDX sustaining its hot sales pace, our Acura SUVs continue to set the standard in the luxury light truck segment,” said Mike Accavitti, Acura division senior vice president and general manager. “In a few short months, we will unleash the all-new 2015 Acura TLX to reestablish Acura’s reputation for thrilling luxury performance sedans and establish the Acura brand as a force to be reckoned with in the luxury segment.”

*The daily selling rate (DSR) is calculated with 26 days for April 2014 and 25 days for April 2013. Year-to-date, the DSR is calculated with 101 days for 2014 and 101 days for 2013. All other percentages in release are unadjusted; see table for adjusted DSR figures.

American Acura Vehicle Sales for April 2014
Month-to-Date Year-to-Date
April April DSR** April April DSR**
2014 2013 % Chg. 2014 2013 % Chg.
Acura Division Total 14122 13,899 -2.3% 52,070 48,852 6.6%
ILX 1,659 1,894 -15.8% 5,800 7,508 -22.7%
RLX/RL 353 407 -16.6% 1,531 791 93.6%
TL 1,694 2,959 -45.0% 6,546 9,752 -32.9%
TSX 880 1,622 -47.8% 3,803 5,798 -34.4%
MDX 5,180 2,877 73.1% 19,777 11,605 70.4%
RDX 4,344 4,088 2.2% 14,565 13,247 9.9%
ZDX 12 52 -77.8% 48 151 -68.2%
Memo: ILX Hybrid 49 152 -69.0% 164 535 -69.3%
Memo: TSX Wagon 89 206 -58.5% 393 819 -52.0%
Selling Days 26 25 101 101
* Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts. ** Daily Selling Rate

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Snapshot: Naughty Acura TL

Posted by  on April 30th, 2014 No comments

2007 Acura TL

Is this third generation Acura TL in trouble with the law or is it just a set up for a clever photo shoot? Leave a comment if you know the origin of this photo.

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[Source: Flickr]

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