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  • Acura Can Build The NSX: It Still Won't Save The Company
    to try out new technology for future models Acura is trying to prove itself with the NSX while showcasing its abilities which is why the car falls short The first reviews point towards the NSX being a confused supercar that doesn t know where it belongs and a lighter more hardcore version won t help its case The other supercar automakers mentioned here already offer lighter and more extreme versions of normal supercars Take the GT R Nismo for example It has more power go fast parts and is truly aimed at enthusiasts looking for track supremacy In the latest NSX Type R report Acura apparently has no interest in giving the supercar any more power Instead Acura plans to remove the supercar s front two electric motors which would reduce horsepower That would make it lighter but is dropping weight and power how you make a more extreme track car Lastly Acura is seen as a luxury brand Therefore it sells luxury cars that are supposed to be more affordable than Germany s offerings But its NSX is more expensive than the competition and isn t as good A NSX Type R would be more expensive and while it would weigh less would still be missing the magic that makes a track day supercar incredible Giving a Honda Civic lighter bodywork more downforce and a higher price tag just covers up the fact that it s a Civic I m sure there will be a market for the NSX Type R and that it will be better than the regular NSX but it s not going to help Acura prove itself as a luxury brand or one that s serious about supercars Acura Editorials Hybrids Feature Supercars Top Stories Today 36 597 reads These Are The Top 5 Cars

    Original URL path: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2016/3/14/Acura-Can-Build-The-NSX-It-Still-Won-t-Save-The-Company-7732449/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Honda Has Awesome Plans For This Year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    cage while the other supercar will be in Time Attack 1 The Time Attack 1 class allows automakers and enthusiasts alike to modify the car s powertrain suspension and aerodynamic qualities So expect one of the cars to have a lot more power and a massive wing on the back Nick and James Robinson who are brothers that work for Honda R D in Ohio will drive the cars Honda also plans to use a version of the four motor electric powertrain from its 2015 CR Z Exhibition class entry in a new electric vehicle The 2016 model will have a different body and be entered in the Electric Modified class As the CR Z took 11th place overall in 2015 it wouldn t be surprising to see the car attempt to take the overall win Tetsuya Yamano a Japanese Super GT driver will once again pilot the car Honda has run some pretty cool cars at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb before and we expect some pretty cool things this year The 2016 race marks the Pikes Peak hill climb s 100th anniversary so be on the lookout for some radical cars via www autoblog com Acura Hennessey Hybrids Pikes Peak Hill Climb Supercars Top Stories Today 36 597 reads These Are The Top 5 Cars That All Celebrities Seem To Drive 27 811 reads Watching The Aston Martin Vulcan In Action Is Every Bit Of Awesome As You Imagined 20 267 reads The First New Top Gear Footage Has Arrived Starring Joey Tribbiani 19 399 reads The New And Turbocharged 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Has Arrived 17 478 reads Chevrolet Camaro SS Goes From 0 100MPH 0 In Spectacular Fashion 16 620 reads New Audi TTS RS Coupe And Roadster Have Arrived With 400 HP Of Madness 12

    Original URL path: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2016/3/14/Honda-Has-Awesome-Plans-For-This-Year-s-Pikes-Peak-Hill-Climb-7732479/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    2013 Sebastien Loeb Storms Pikes Peak Shatters Record Time Even for Sebastien Loeb this is a major victory Tags Pikes Peak Hill Climb Motorsport Videos Crash 72 Jun 27 2013 Not Much Left Of Cody Loveland s Pikes Peak NSX An unfortunate end to an awesome car but at least the driver is ok Tags Pikes Peak Hill Climb Motorsport Crash Drifting 83 Jun 24 2013 2 000HP Super Semi Truck Can Drift This one is just madness Complete madness Tags Videos Offbeat Drifting Pikes Peak Hill Climb World Record 36 Jun 09 2013 2014 Range Rover Blasts through Pikes Peak The new Range Rover Sport is not only a good off roader it s also wicked fast as it just set a new Pike s Peak record Tags Pikes Peak Hill Climb World Record Videos Honda 54 Jun 07 2013 This is Not Your Mom s Minivan This Honda Odyssey has been stripped out and fitted with a 532 horsepower turbocharged V6 to charge up Pikes Peak Tags Pikes Peak Hill Climb Racing Lexus 45 Jun 05 2013 Tony Hawk s Peeps Pimp IS F for Pikes Peak Lexus and the Tony Hawk Foundation have joined forces this year to create a fan based decal that ll be featured on the IS F CCS R Tags Pikes Peak Hill Climb Motorsport Racing 9 May 29 2013 Mini Countryman Heading to Pikes Three time Andros Trophy winner heading back to Pikes Peak with a 900 horsepower Mini Countryman Tags Videos Pikes Peak Hill Climb Racing Peugeot 18 May 28 2013 208 T16 Unleashed on Le Ventoux Sebastien Loeb takes his new ride up one of Europe s most demanding hillclimb roads in preparation for Pikes Peak And it sounds epic Tags Videos Pikes Peak Hill Climb Racing Racing 14 May 14 2013 Loeb Drives His New Peugeot T16 When you ve won as many rallies as Sebastien Loeb you can drive pretty much anything you want Tags Videos Pikes Peak Hill Climb Racing Toyota 7 May 08 2013 TMG EV Returning to Pikes Peak The world s fastest EV aims to further entrench its Pikes Peak record with a raft of improvements Tags Pikes Peak Hill Climb EV TMG Radical Sports Cars Racing Racing 37 Apr 26 2013 Honda Gears Up for Pikes Peak CR Z racer among the ten vehicles Honda is fielding at the legendary hill climb race this year Tags Racing Pikes Peak Hill Climb Toyota 41 Apr 25 2013 Monster Tajima s Super 86 The King of the Hill Climb is back with a 670 horsepower Toyota GT 86 Tags Videos Pikes Peak Hill Climb Monster Sport Racing 26 Apr 23 2013 Peugeot Details Pikes Peak 208 With 875 horsepower and a 1 8 second 0 62 time this is not your average Peugeot hatchback Tags Pikes Peak Hill Climb Racing Racing 22 Apr 17 2013 Peugeot Reveals 208 T16 Pikes Peak This is the car with which nine time world rally champion Sebastien Loeb will

    Original URL path: http://www.carbuzz.com/tag/Pikes-Peak-Hill-Climb/ (2016-04-26)
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  • FWD Cars Are Becoming Faster And More Fun: But Will They Ever Beat RWD?
    re trying to maintain control on a snowy or wet road Now in terms of a performance advantage well Accelerating in a car that engages only its front wheels is like rabidly pulling back every inch of pavement in front of you as you race to the horizon That s admittedly about it However just because there aren t big advantages to FWD over RWD doesn t mean the disadvantages are major The one biggie is torque steer Even with all our technology advances that will forever be a gearhead s biggest grip against FWD But still that hasn t stopped cars like the Ford Focus ST and Fiesta ST from becoming hits Also has anyone ever heard of the VW Golf STI The Acura RSX or Honda Prelude Yeah you can t really drift a front wheel drive car or beat a RWD car in a straight sprint But the compromise in performance is made up in price both at the dealership and beyond Like anything in life front wheel drive is what you make out of it Remember if Paul Walker can have the time of his life in a front drive Mitsubishi Eclipse then so can you Inevitably in the argument of FWD vs RWD the proponent for RWD is that it s just more fun While this is a good argument by itself and frankly should be the end of it there are better reasons why rear drive is better than front The simple answer is RWD cars are quicker off the line because the weight transfer to the back on acceleration means more traction for the rear wheels There s an ominous feeling that FWD advocates are going to need a bit more convincing though so let s go further FWD cars tend to understeer RWD tend to oversteer Controlled oversteering is drifting so case closed on that one Another thing to consider is that all of the fastest cars are RWD There was that NISMO that competed in Le Mans which was FWD If you recall they discontinued that model soon after the season though FWD cars can also suffer from a nasty syndrome known as torque steer which involves the car pulling to one side under heavy acceleration This is because commonly FWD engines are transversely mounted Because of the transaxle s physical dimensions in order to fit the whole apparatus the engine and transaxle are fitted off to one side of the engine bay There are two driveshafts but one shaft is shorter than another therefore the shorter shaft delivers more torque and so the torque delivery is uneven between the two wheels FWD is such a limited tunnel vision option because rear wheel drive gives the driver ever more control and flexibility It is also less complicated easier to maintain and fix everything isn t in one place and more balanced because things like torque steer don t happen To lightly tailor the immortal words of Bruce Lee RWD is formless

    Original URL path: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2016/3/11/FWD-Cars-Are-Becoming-Faster-And-More-Fun-But-Will-They-Ever-Beat-RWD-7732421/ (2016-04-26)
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  • CarBuzz Debates
    car but is it worth it Tags CarBuzz Debates Dealership For Sale CarBuzz Debates 49 Mar 31 2016 Modern Cars Are Amazing But Will They Ever Be More Enjoyable Than Classics It s the age old debate of old versus new Tags CarBuzz Debates Classic Cars Sports Cars CarBuzz Debates 135 Mar 20 2016 Is It Overkill To Continue Tuning A Factory Tuned Monster From AMG Or M We debate

    Original URL path: http://www.carbuzz.com/tag/CarBuzz-Debates/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Acura Put A Cheat Code Into The NSX To Turn Off All The Driver Aids
    According to Dynamic Development Leader of the NSX Project Nick Robinson who spoke with Autocar there s a cheat code that disables the supercar s all wheel drive and turns it into a drift machine When talking about the possibility of a NSX Type R Robinson revealed the available mode for the all wheel drive hybrid There is a maintenance mode stated Robinson who likened it to enabling cheats on a PlayStation games console where electric motor assistance and ABS are turned off Robinson claims that the handling and steering feel odd because the systems are meant to work in collaboration with the driven front wheels However he concedes it s a drift machine There s no way to know if this cheat code really exists unless Acura comes out with a video showing drivers how to use it Not to mention losing the supercar s all wheel drive system would result in the loss of roughly 47 hp but 500 hp going to the rear wheels and no ABS sounds like more than enough fun via www autocar co uk Acura Hybrids Rumors Supercars Top Stories Today 36 598 reads These Are The Top 5 Cars That All Celebrities Seem To Drive 27 819 reads Watching The Aston Martin Vulcan In Action Is Every Bit Of Awesome As You Imagined 20 272 reads The First New Top Gear Footage Has Arrived Starring Joey Tribbiani 19 401 reads The New And Turbocharged 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Has Arrived 17 491 reads Chevrolet Camaro SS Goes From 0 100MPH 0 In Spectacular Fashion 16 626 reads New Audi TTS RS Coupe And Roadster Have Arrived With 400 HP Of Madness 12 682 reads 2017 Lexus IS Bows In Beijing With The Most Modest Of Updates Supercars Could Mercedes Be Translating Its

    Original URL path: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2016/3/11/Acura-Put-A-Cheat-Code-Into-The-NSX-To-Turn-Off-All-The-Driver-Aids-7732406/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Acura's Planning On Making The NSX A Track Weapon With A Type R
    at the launch of the standard NSX that while the NSX Type R project hasn t officially been signed off there are a lot of strong voices within the automaker for a more track focused version of the supercar Acura looks at the new NSX as the start of a new beginning of the company s sporting heritage and the NSX Type R would be the next logical step The NSX s hybrid drive system weighs in at 330 lbs but the NSX Type R wouldn t ditch all of the motors The rear drive motor would remain intact and act as an alternator flywheel and starter motor In addition to cutting out two electric motors Acura would look into using lightweight materials There are places weight could be cut out states Robinson We are Honda so cost of exotic materials on the regular car is a consideration but for a limited edition Why not A rear wheel drive NSX will be racing at this year s Pikes Peak hill climb which may reveal how far along Acura really is with coming out with a NSX Type R Robinson also confirmed that a convertible roofed variant of the NSX is likely to follow the coupe to market While an NSX Type R sounds like a good thing on paper we re not sure if the automaker will make it in the proper way via www autocar co uk Acura Rumors Production Report Supercars Track Cars Top Stories Today 36 598 reads These Are The Top 5 Cars That All Celebrities Seem To Drive 27 819 reads Watching The Aston Martin Vulcan In Action Is Every Bit Of Awesome As You Imagined 20 274 reads The First New Top Gear Footage Has Arrived Starring Joey Tribbiani 19 401 reads The New

    Original URL path: http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2016/3/10/Acura-s-Planning-On-Making-The-NSX-A-Track-Weapon-With-A-Type-R-7732412/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Report
    well Tags Report Production Electric Car Technology Porsche 17 Mar 06 2016 Worried About Hybrid Porsches Here s Why You Shouldn t Be Hybrid Porsche 911s won t be here anytime soon Tags Interview Report Hybrids Electric Car Sports Cars Infiniti 16 Mar 06 2016 The One Japanese Brand That Can Take On The Germans Has No Plans To Is Infiniti making a huge mistake Tags Report Production Sports Cars McLaren 44 Mar 03 2016 McLaren s Spending 1 4 Billion On Development That Includes An Electric Supercar You knew that it was coming Tags Rumors Report Production Hybrids Electric Car Supercars Report 55 Feb 29 2016 Here Are The 10 Most Expensive Cars To Insure There aren t any surprises on the list Tags Study Report Supercars Sports Cars Rumors 30 Feb 29 2016 Is China Working On A Tesla Fighting Supercar Sure looks like it Tags China Electric Car Rumors Report Supercars Production 8 Feb 24 2016 Bentley May Hybridize Next Continental Will it still appeal to soccer players Tags Report Production Coupe Hybrids Report 20 Feb 24 2016 Volkswagen s Penalty For The Diesel Scandal Is Pitiful Just a slap on the wrist Tags Report Diesel EPA Electric Car Production Report 32 Feb 23 2016 BMW Seriously Looking At Resurrecting The 8 Series BMW has Bentley in its crosshairs Tags Report Rumors Production European Luxury Sedans Production 24 Feb 21 2016 Alfa Romeo Plans To Name Its First SUV After A Road Care to guess which one Tags SUV Production Report Sedan Rumors 44 Feb 20 2016 Audi Finally Doing The Right Thing By Bringing A RS Badged Car To The US It took long enough Tags Rumors Production Report Sedan Alfa Romeo 26 Feb 20 2016 Alfa Romeo s Highly Anticipated Sedan Is Back On Track

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