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The Revived Honda S2000

The Honda S2000 is a legendary sports car that was discontinued after the 2009 model year.

Currently all Honda products (including the Acura brand) are front-wheel-drive platform based. While such design is suitable for daily driving vehicles, it does not fit the profile of a performance car or luxury car, especially for its Acura branch.

So for Acura, Honda engineers are currently busy working on the next generation of the NSX; For the Honda brand, the new S2000 is also in the plan. Our latest information is the rear-wheel-drive S2000 will be equipped with the same engine which will also be found in the new Civic Type-R, output is estimated to be between 280 and 300 hp.

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Car Body Torsional Rigidity – A Comprehensive List (Updated: Apr. 29, 2016)

Note: we have moved the complete list to our new site, all future updates will be published there.

The torsional rigidity is a critical parameter for a vehicle, which measures how many force you need to apply to “twist” the car body frame by one degree. Of course the larger of this value, the better.

From the consumer’s perspective, what is the benefit of a high torsional rigidity car body? A vehicle with high torsion rigidity will give the driver and passenger a more “solid” feel when the car is running, especially when the road is bumpy and has lots of potholes on it...

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2014 MDX vs. 2013 MDX: a comprehensive specifications comparison

For those of you who are owning the second generation Acura MDX (2007 – 2013) and considering replacing it with the latest 2014 one, or are still hesitating to select a pre-owned MDX or a brand new 2014 model, here are some specification comparison.

Car body torsional rigidity: 2014 model is 12.4% higher than the second generation;

Suspension stabilizer bar: 2014 model is larger than the second generation;

Steering: 2014 model is electronic power steering, the second generation uses hydraulic power steering;

Steering ratio: 2014 model is significantly smaller (15:66:1, compared to 2nd gen’s 17.1:1)...

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