Honda’s S660 concept. S2000 successor? Or the NSX we have been waiting for?
By Brian Brawley
What’s not to love about the Honda S2000? The little bombshell roadster born from Honda was anything but tame. It featured just over 240hp from its scant two liter mill, still holding one of the highest horsepower to liter ratio in a production car. Having a light 2,750 pound curb weight, X-bone frame construction, minimalist driver focused interior, and a screaming 9,000 RPM redline, it gave NSX levels of performance at a more affordable price to the general population. After 10 glorious years, Honda finally closed doors on production with no replacement in sight. With the NSX already dead, it seemed like Honda had closed the door on sports cars in general.
Back in 1995, at the Tokyo Motor Show, Honda [...]
Across the pond the Brits are showing some contempt with the fact that the Mini is continuing to grow. When the ‘new’ Mini came out at the turn of the century, many Mini enthusiasts thought it was “too German, too big, and not Mini enough.”
When you compare the recently launched third generation Mini to the to the first-gen reborn model back in 2000, you can notice a huge difference on how much bigger the newer model is. It’s not really all that mini anymore.
Naturally, the 2000 model is also much larger than the iconic original mini, but enthusiast can reluctantly tell the designers and engineers did their best to keep its dimensions compact. It’s still smaller than the cars it competes with. It’s quick, handles well, and is like the original [...]
Everyone has had this happen to them. You minding your own business just trying to get to work and bam! Suddenly becoming part of the worst possible situation. This nightmare starts with altercations to the speed. First to 25 MPH then to 15 MPH all of a sudden everything comes to a complete stop. All because someone in the front wanted to stop and smell the freshly paved blacktop. So you sit there, and five minutes rolls by no big deal right. Well then fifteen minutes roll, by then twenty, and by now you have started to slowly roll forward. Making some ground thinking it will be alright I’ll get there with time to spare still. Just trying to make the best of the situation [...]
It was a beautiful Saturday morning over at Local Motors. The sun felt warm, the aroma of sweet flowers filled the air , and the rumble of exhaust filled everyone’s ears. It was CSJ’s first ever Tread in Pink all lady’s car show.
Roll-in started at 9am with all makes and models coming in from all over the state. Some participants came to the show all the way from Prescott and some from Tucson. Each participant received a pink carnation which many displayed on their engine bay. The DJ’s music was loud and created a fun environment for everyone. Spectators walked up and down the rows of cars and could be seen laughing and enjoying themselves. Local Motors [...]
As my dad was teaching me how to drive manual on a 77 VW Rabbit, he kept telling me how import it was to learn. He kept using the example that one day I may go somewhere and see an amazing Ferrari or Lamborghini and the owner of the car offers to let me drive it. “How much would it suck if you could not drive the car just because it is manual?” He would always say. While I haven’t been fortunate enough to be handed the keys to someones Ferrari just yet… I recently found another reason as to why it is important to learn as well as why a manual car is anti-theft in and of its self.
Annas Abdel-Khaliq nearly stole a 2012 C6 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport while it was sitting at a service shop in Florida, February 4th.
It’s 2014, and with a new year in front of us we all have new goals and wants that we have set before us to accomplish. But, to accomplish this year’s future goals lets think back 25 years ago.
The 80’s were a time of milestones. The first Columbia space shuttle, the Chernobyl disaster, end of the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, leg warmers were socially acceptable to where in public, hair was bigger than ever, and neon colored clothes just as loud as the 80’s Rock music. The only membership that mattered was the Members Only jackets that came in a rainbow of colors.
Through all of the mile stones and historical moments aforementioned, there would be only one thing that [...]