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>In the automotive industry, some car manufacturers are more popular than others. Some are far more successful in the commercial market, yet others are just known for making quality cars. But one car manufacturer known for all three is Honda, with the Honda sports car being a staple for any Honda fans.

There have been many popular Honda sports cars over the years, and each one has its own merits, with some better than others. Today we look at 8 of the best sports Honda sports cars out there.

Our 8 best Honda sports cars are:

S800Civic Type R EK9NSX- Type RIntegra Type RS2000 AP1Civic Type R FK8S2000 Club RacerNSX – Second Generation

Here’s a look at our top 8 Honda Sports cars:

8. Honda S800

Coming in at number 8 in our best Honda sports cars is the Honda S800, a 2-door two-seater sports car produced from 1966 through to 1970. It was available in either coupe or convertible versions.

Source: Bonhams

Preceded by the famous S600 with a 9500 Rpm redline, the S800 with its advanced technical specifications and British sports car styling developed a worldwide curiosity about Japanese vehicles, which previously were not considered on par by the European car manufacturers.

Its 791cc advanced DOHC inline-four engine produced an astounding 70 horsepower and was paired with an all-synchromesh 4-speed gearbox delivering to the rear wheels. With this power, the vehicle was able to achieve a high speed of 100 miles at the time, which was more than any other vehicle of the same level could ever hope to achieve.

11,536 examples of the Honda S800 were produced before manufacturing of the vehicle ceased in 1970.

7. Honda Civic Type R EK9

The Honda Civic Type R is a hot hatch produced by Honda from 1997 to 2001 and was based on the 6th generation Civic. The EK9 Civic was the third vehicle to be badged ‘Type R’ following the NSX and the Integrale Type R DC2. Unfortunately, the EK9 is rarely seen in the US and UK as they were released for the Japanese market only.

The Civic Type R was devised to be a rally car for the street. It had a naturally aspirated engine, sport-tuned suspension, and its aerodynamic body was designed in wind tunnels.

It comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces a whopping 182-horsepower at 8200 rpm – one of the highest power outputs per liter to come from a naturally aspirated engine. Weighing in at only 2366 pounds, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 140 mph.

6. Honda NSX- Type R

The Honda NSX- Type R is an absolute monster. The power, the handling, the speed, the precise steering, is this even possible to be legal? The NSX-Type R is Honda’s stylish version of a track car and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 in a mere 5.7 seconds.

Despite Engineers making compromises in order to strike a balance between raw performance and daily drivability for the NSX that was released in 1990, the 1992 debut of the NSX-Type R was tailored for drivers in search of an uncompromising racing experience.

Honda NSX- Type R
Source: BH Auction

The NSX Type-R is powered by a 3-liter mid-engine V6 that is capable of producing 276 horsepower at 7300 rpm. Its high-revving engine contains a few innovative production technologies, including titanium connecting rods, forged pistons, and the VTEC valve train.

After the engine was perfected, Honda went all-in on weight reduction on an already light aluminum-bodied NSX. The seats were carbon-kevlar Recaro seats, relatively light and simple steering, and a gearhead made of Titanium. In addition, all of the windows, the rear glass, and the windshield were made thinner. But that was not all; Honda even threw out the AC and gave the stereo as an optional commodity, which wasn’t available in standard versions. This allowed Honda to reduce the weight of the car by about 265 pounds from the standard NSX.

Honda produced only 483 examples of the NSX-R, with all being sold within Japan, making it a rare sight in the US or UK.

5. Honda Integra Type R

The Honda Integra made booming noises as soon as it launched with a sale of over a quarter-million cars in its first year. It didn’t stop there; Honda kept throwing out more extensive and better beasts each year when it came to the Integra. It

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By: Sports Car Digest
Title: The 8 Best Honda Sports Cars to Own
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/best-honda-sports-cars/
Published Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 21:02:05 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
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