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Auto News Recap for 9.9.16 | Autoblog Minute

A recap of the week in automotive news, including Honda Civic Type R spy shots, Toyota Supra spy shots, and a teaser of the Lexus UX crossover concept.

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Honda Civic Type R blitzes five iconic European circuits

Honda sets front-wheel-drive records in the hot hatch's homeland.

Honda sent the Civic Type R on a campaign to set front-drive lap records at five European Grand Prix circuits.

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Watch the latest Civic Type R hit the track in Japan

Best Motoring's Keiichi Tsuchiya checks around a new Civic Type R around the tight Nikko Circuit in Japan. The turbocharged coupe looks like a handful.

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Honda Civic Type R against CBR1000RR in one-lap track battle

The latest Honda Civic Type R and CBR1000RR sportbike line up with professionals at the controls at the Rockingham International Circuit in the UK for a one-lap battle on video.

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Euro Honda Civic Type R engines are American-made

The 2.0-liter, turbocharged heart of every Honda Civic Type R in Europe comes from Ohio. In a new video, the company is offering a glimpse of the mill's production line.

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Xcar samples the new Honda Civic Type R

Honda is launching the new Civic Type R into an increasingly competitive European hot hatch market. Naturally Xcar went to check it out to see how it drives.

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Honda's I Like Sports ad will have you reaching for your pom-poms

Honda wants you to know that it's still dedicated to performance in a brief Japanese commercial simply titled I Like Sports, and the spot showcases much to get excited about from the brand.

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Honda Civic Type R clocks 7:50.63 front-drive 'Ring record

Goodbye, Seat. Step aside, Renault. There's a new King of the Ring - at least as far as front-drive hot hatches are concerned - in the form of the new Honda Civic Type R.

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Honda's hot new Civic Type R finally hatches in production form [w/video] [UPDATE]

It's been a long time coming, but it looks like it was worth the wait as Honda has finally revealed the production Civic Type R at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, promising the most blistering performance of any front-drive hot hatch on the market.

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Honda to reveal production Civic Type R in Geneva

After showcasing numerous prototypes and concepts, Honda will finally take the wraps off the production-spec Civic Type R hot hatch at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Honda showcases the letter R in cool new ad campaign

Okay Honda, you've won the Internet for the week. This cool "double-sided" video, featuring the new Civic and Civic Type R Concept, is one of the more interesting YouTube spots we've seen.

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Honda Civic Type R on track to smash 'Ring record, eclipse NSX

Honda has made some serious performance machinery over the course of its history, but few products have been as hotly anticipated as the upcoming new Civic Type R. Following a deep and proud history of Type R Hondas, the latest Japanese hot hatch is continuing its long striptease at the

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Honda gets weirdly R-Rated with new Civic Type-R launch video

Honda is still about a year away from bringing back the Civic Type R to challenge Europe's hot hatch ranks, but the wait isn't stopping the brand from starting its promotion in the UK with a truly strange ad campaign.

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2015 Honda Civic Type R revealed [w/video]

Earlier today, we told you how Honda has revealed a trio of new turbocharged VTEC engines, including the one that will be used in the 2015 Civic Type R. That's the winged, Batmobile-esque creature seen here. Ahead of a formal introduction at the

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2015 Civic Type R will make 'at least' 276 hp from 2.0L turbo [w/video]

Honda may not actually be showing off the production form of its upcoming Euro-only 2015 Civic Type R at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year, but it did take advantage of the focused media attention to make a pretty cool announcement. In addition to dropping a Seyth Miersma

Mugen Civic Type R hatchback restores former glory [w/VIDEO]

Mugen Honda Civic Type-R hatch - Click above for high-res image gallery