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More Details Released: the 2015 Honda Civic Type R

Three months ago Honda has announced the latest Civic Type R with a 310hp turbocharged engine, which you can see in our previous report. Today Honda released more interesting technical details about this hot hatch.

2015 Honda Civic Type R

While you can see the extensive details in the press release at the end of this article, we summarized the key points for you.


– Surprisingly, the turbocharger on this 2.0L VTEC 4-cylinder engine is only a mono scroll type, not the twin-scroll that can be found on many other engines. Not sure how Honda can minimize the turbo lag issue
– Cast aluminum pistons, aluminum VTEC rocker arms and forged conrods
– Compression ratio: 9.8


– Front wheels...

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Honda Introduced 1.5L Turbo Engine to Jade RS, Output Spec Released

Honda has announced the Jade RS, equipped with the Japanese auto maker’s all-new 1.5L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. This is the second model in Honda to receive this new engine (the first one is the Stepwgn which we have reported previously).


The Honda Jade is not sold in the US market, but you can consider it to be the wagon version of the Honda Civic (it does share the same platform as the Civic).

The 1.5L turbo engine in the Jade RS is rated at 147hp and 149 lb-ft of torque, and it is equipped with the VTEC and fuel direct injection technologies.

Honda has also confirmed the next generation Civic will also use this same turbo engine. Since the 1...

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Acura NSX Type R Coming in 2018

If you have followed the latest Acura news, you may have already known the 2nd-generation NSX is coming as the 2016 model very soon. Today, news surfaced on internet indicating that an even higher performance variant of the NSX – the NSX Type R is coming 3 years later.


From the news source (Motoring Australia), the NSX Type R will have more than 600hp, coming from the 3.5L twin-turbo V6 engine and a total of 3 electric motors.

Not only the NSX Type R will get a stronger powertrain, but also it will replace most of its aluminum/steel panels with carbon fiber parts, which is said to decrease the curb weight significantly...

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Exclusive: HR-V Based Acura New SUV Will Go Turbocharged and Hybrid Powertrain

Back in the 2013 Shanghai auto show, Acura unveiled the SUV-X concept car, which is based on the Honda Vezel/HR-V.


Today we have got confirmation from Acura, which indicates the SUV-X has been green-lighted to go into production. Currently its development is in the last phase, and the exterior/interior design has been finalized. The new Acura compact SUV will be in production next year (2016). Its main target market is China.

The biggest news is there are two powertrain options for this compact SUV:

1. A turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (probably shared with the next generation Honda Civic)

2. A hybrid powertrain with one gasoline engine and two electric motors.

We will re...

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Acura SH-AWD: A Comprehensive Analysis (Updated Jan.8, 2016)

The Acura SH-AWD system (short for: Super Handling-All Wheel Drive) is often described ambiguously in most automobile literature. Some articles even said it is an enhanced version of the Honda VTM-4, which is incorrect.


In this article, we will analyze the SH-AWD in detail, focusing on these three questions:

1. How does the SH-AWD work?
2. Why the SH-AWD can transfer large amount of power to rear wheels constantly, without worrying about the wear and overheating issues?
3. What is the difference between the Acura SH-AWD and the Honda VTM-4 system?


Overview: The SH-AWD Systems

Currently there are 4 different types of SH-AWD:

1. The SH-AWD used on the 2005-2012 Acura RL

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