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To be or not to be? This is the question when it comes to the future Honda NSX sports car and latest reports suggest that it will "be". The German magazine, AutoBild, reports that the NSX will be revealed in 2011 and will be a road-going version of the HSV-010 GT .

The production version will be a front-engine V8 model, but with a displacement of 3.4 liters instead of the 5.0 used in the racing version. However, output will be kept at more than 500 hp.

The car is expected to make its official debut in 2011.

Source: AutoBild

Normally, we’d be the first ones to chastise the driver of this Honda Accord for this could-have-avoided accident. But since the driver is pretty high up on his years, we’re going to excuse it to a case of mistakenly pushing the accelerator pedal as he was backing in to a parking space. Instead of slowing down and braking the Accord, the old man accidentally pushed the accelerator and the car shot up and backed into a billboard.

Needless to say, the Accord was caught in a pretty precarious position. Fortunately, the man wasn’t seriously injured from his unexpected thrill ride and last we heard, he chalked it up to just a bad case of pushing the wrong pedal.

So you’re safe for now, Honda. No recalls are coming – at least not yet.

Source: Jalopnik

We have very simple – yet emphatic – words to describe this piece of video. In so many words, it goes something like, “Holy Sh…Cow!”

Yes; “Holy Cow!”

If you’re wondering why this video warranted such a reaction, you have to see it for yourself. But to give you an overview, a Honda CRX was engaged in a fun little drag race when shortly after it made a rather fantastic start, the car’s clutch dramatically exploded, sending just about every piece of metal – the transmission, the radiator, the intercooler – flying out of the car.

As you can imagine, the CRX’s whole front end was massively ruined, looking like it just got into a high-speed collision with a rather sturdy cement wall.

Video footage of the CRX clutch massacre awaits you.

Source: YouTube

Some people might find this dude’s talent particularly weird with the whole blowing through a plastic tube gimmick while making inaudible sounds. Well, these people don’t know any better.

As far as we’re concerned – and by ‘we’, we mean all those familiar with the symphonic music he’s making – we can’t get enough of it.

Listen to it more intently and you’ll realize that he’s got a knack for mimicking the sound of a Honda VTEC engine, down to the smallest of details like the turbo bypass, the gear changes, and that unmistakable VTEC engine roar.

Source: YouTube

Hey America, how do you like them Honda CR-Z ’s now!

We remember a few weeks ago a report coming out that US Honda dealerships didn’t want a part of the CR-Z because they felt that it wouldn’t be a hit among its US customers. Well, the folks from Japan seem to have fallen in love with CR-Z after a Wall Street Journal report said that orders for the hybrid car are going at such a rapid pace it’s now ten times higher than what the company expected. Initially pegging sales of 1,000 models a month, Honda is now poised to exceed 10,000 orders for the CR-Z in its native land in just its first month.

Some people attribute that the sudden interest in Honda hybrids can be attributed to growing public discontent surrounding its chief rival – and largest hybrid maker in the world – Toyota .

According to Chris Richter, an automotive analyst at CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets, "If Honda can gain sales; they are going to promote the brand at the expense of Toyota. They are not blind to the situation.”

See, America. The CR-Z isn’t such a bad car after all. Besides, at this point, would you feel any safer inside a Priu s than you would with a brand-new CR-Z?

We don’t think so.

Contrary to what some people might say, the Honda Jazz looks a lot more like a chic car than a sporty one. Nevertheless, the Japanese-based automaker still decided to offer an SI version of the Jazz to make it more appealing to the young and young-at-heart market segments.

The SI version will be available in two different engine variants: a 1.2-liter and 1.4-liter engines, both of which will be mated to a manual transmission. The car will then go on sale beginning April 1st with a price tag of just £12,835 ($19,200).

The new Jazz SI is distinguished by a new set of16-inch Chronos alloy wheels, a chrome sports front grille and rear spoiler, and Honda’s SI branding on the Jazz’s boot lid and glove box.

Press release after the jump.

HKS is a tuner well known for its package for Hyundai Genesis Coupe or Nissan GT-R . But on their latest work they turned the attention to a hybrid model, the Honda CR-Z to be more precisely.

For the CR-Z, the tuner is offering modifications for the exhaust system and the suspension as well as styling upgrades. The Hypermax III coilovers are usually used on high-performance racing machines, but in combination with Advan Racing forged wheels they make from the CR-Z a car suited for any driving situation.

We do not known if they will also offer engine upgrades, but we can hope, no?

Honda (UK) and Team Dynamics Motorsport announced today the Civic BTCC rally car that will race the 2010 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship by Matt Neal and Gordon "Flash" Shedden.

The car will be painted in Championship White paint, Honda’s traditional racing color.

Also touring car fans will have the chance to win a one-off Civic Type R Mugen Concept car in a competition that will be running in participating Honda dealerships.

Press release after the jump.

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We are all excited with the Honda HSV-010 GT racer , and more than that, curious about a street version of the car. Due to the harsh financial situation, Honda does not plan to produce such a car in 2010, but we can hope for one later on, as the HSV was intended from the beginning as a street-racing duo and is a suitable concept for production. We can imagine an eventual street version as being of course less wide, with minimum ground clearance, more discrete spoilers and smooth flowing lines. The street-version engine could be based on the racing V8, but with a slight displacement increment (from 3.4 to 5 litres) and a little revved down.

Despite the rather cold reception the Honda CR-Z got from US Honda dealers, the sports hybrid is certainly having no problems selling in their local market of Japan.

It was recently reported that the CR-Z already has 7,000 orders in place in Japan, a pretty eye-opening number, given the fact that the car only went on sale a few weeks ago – February 25, to be exact.

The numbers are already surprising by themselves, but it’s even more astonishing because Honda’s annual target of 12,000 units has already reached the halfway point – and a little more – in a little less than three weeks. As a result of the surprisingly immense interest in the car, customers who have already made prior orders will still have to wait at least three months to be able to bring their new sports hybrid car back to their respective homes.

Come to think of it, the success of the CR-Z in Japan shouldn’t be all that surprising so what Honda is looking at now is adding a few more thousand CR-Zs that are headed to the US sometime in the near future.

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