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Blue Film : Honda S2000

Judging by Honda's current rhetoric, it's seems unlikely that cars such as the NSX and S2000 will continue to exist in Honda's future model line-up. Moreover, production has already stopped for the car so it has 'officially' achieved Classic status!

The S2000 ranks right up there with the NSX as the second mass production Honda that doesn't share its underpinnings with any other model in the line-up. In its lifetime, many die-hard Type R fans continued to ask if there would ever be a S2000 'Type R', but they clearly missed the point.

Homeward Bound : Honda Civic Type R Euro (FN2R)

Honda Motor co., Ltd. today announced that it will begin sales of a limited number of the Civic Type R Euro, a premium sports model with a distinctive, stylish form and performance that was forged on European roads. Only 2,010 units will be available for sale in Japan.

The Civic Type R Euro is a premium sports model built for mature customers who enjoy exciting driving performance together with a refined ride. It delivers supple handling and exhilarating, prodigious output over a wide range.

High on Civic Mindedness : Honda Civic Type R (FD2R) [review]

The first Type R appeared as the NSX-R (NA1) back in 1992 although some may argue that the Type R moniker first appeared on Honda’s motorcycles long before it appeared on their four-wheelers.

The UK Civic FN2 Type R

2006 Honda Civic Type R (FN2)

Honda Releases the Civic Type R Euro in Japan
November 59 2009—Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that it will begin sales of a limited number of the Civic Type R Euro, a premium sports model with a distinctive, stylish form and performance that was forged on European roads. Only 2,010 units will be available for sale in Japan.
The Civic Type R Euro is a premium sports model built for mature customers who enjoy exciting driving performance together with a refined ride. It delivers supple handling and exhilarating, prodigious output over a wide range.

The NSX-R's swansong- the Honda NSX-R NA2

Honda Announces the New NSX-R—

A Pure Sports Edition that Further Enhances the NSX’s Superlative Performance Envelope

 

May 23, 2002—Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the release of the NSX-R, a pure sports edition of the NSX with further enhanced driving performance. Since its release in 1990, the NSX has continued to evolve, earning accolades as a true sporting machine. The new NSX-R will go on sale Friday, May 24th at Honda Verno dealers throughout Japan.

 

The original NSX-R, released as a pure sports model in November 1992, enjoyed a three-year limited production run. Now, seven years later, it is being reintroduced in an all-new form.

Honda Civic EP3 Type R

2001 Honda Civic Type R (EP3)

In October 2001 Honda announced a full model change for the popular Civic TYPE R, known for its high performance and sporty, dynamic design. The new model(EP3) would go on sale December 2001 at Honda Primo dealers throughout Japan.

The car's design concept was according to its designers, "Civic TYPE R-the hatchback bullet." It's an exciting 3-door hatchback that boasts a powerful design with superior basic driving, cornering, and braking performance characteristics. The key aims for the car's development were to create a new, bullet-like form; deliver exciting performance; and make the car both safe and environmentally friendly.

Honda Integra DC5 Type R [Release]

2001 Honda Integra (DC5)

In July 2001 Honda announced a full model change for its Integra automobile, popular for its sporty, stylish design and high performance. The new Integra went on sale from July 2, 2001 at Honda Verno dealers nationwide in Japan.

According to Honda the Integra is an exciting new coupe that integrates the most important fundamental elements of driving-running, cornering and braking-with a highly refined, stylish design, developed around the three principle concepts of "sharp and solid styling," "exciting driving" and "excellent safety and ecological performance".

The revised Interga Type R (DC2)

1998 Honda Integra Type R (98 Spec R DC2)

As if to prove to the world they had not lost their mojo, Honda came up with a n improved version of the DC2 called the 98 Spec R. It had a revised 1.8-litre VTEC engine that pumped out an identical 200 bhp from just 1.8-litres but the torque had been substantially improved to 181 Nm thanks to a 4-1 stainless steel header. This would remain the highest specific output from any Honda engine except for the JDM S2000 with 250 bhp from just 2-litres.

Honda's Sleeper Hit : Honda S2000

Is this yet another review singing praises of the Honda S2000? There can only be one unequivocal answer to that: Yes. If you are already convinced, then read no further but if you want to glean some little known details them read on.

When Honda displayed the SSM prototype at the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show, we sat bolt upright in surprise but there was confusion when Pininfarina showed their Honda based Vivo Argento Roadster at the Geneva Auto Salon the next Spring.

Secretly we were hoping to see Pininfarina involved with Honda like they did for the NSX project but it was not to be and Honda kept and refined their in-house effort to achieve production standards.

A Type R from the UK - the Honda CH1 Accord Type R

1998 Honda Accord Type R (CH1)

Oddly Honda's attention turned to the UK market for the next Type R. Now this was beginning to look like a marketing exercise than something the engineers cooked up for the sole purpose of racing(BTCC). A Honda Accord? Were they kidding? But it had all the right ingredients- lightened, high revving VTEC motor, sports suspension and Championship white. This was probably softer than the Japanese Type R genre but in the interim Honda had set up a manufacturing base in UK jointly run with Rover.

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