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.
Honda Civic Type R Videos
Honda sent the Civic Type R on a campaign to set front-drive lap records at five European Grand Prix circuits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Paris Motor Show this week. But before it does, Honda has released this video clip featuring project leader Suehiro Hasshi – and he has some bold claims to make.
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.
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 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda is flaunting its new Civic Type R with images of the car testing at the Tochigi test track and video of the front-wheel drive hot hatch being put through its paces on the Nürburgring.
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 really hot video of the new Type R testing at the Nürburgring Nordschleife, Honda Europe president, Manabu Nishimae, gifted us with some juicy details about the coming hot hatch.