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Is the Nissan Skyline the most iconic Japanese car ever?

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Honda Civic Type R vs VW Golf R – hot hatch battle

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Eight things you need to know: Honda Civic Type R

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It is according to Japfest, anyway. Deservedly so, or should another take the top spot? It is, according to people who attended ‘Japfest’, the Most Iconic Japanese Car ever. Yep, full caps and everything. We’re talking about the Nissan Skyline. Organisers of Japfest carried out a survey to ask its fan base which Japanese car deserves to be …

THE CAR: 2001 Acura Integra Type R 195-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 Five-speed manual transmission Front-wheel drive MSRP: $24,450 (2001) Wait. You spent a week with an Integra Type R? That’s awesome. No. I spent the better part of three days with one. One of those days was at Road America, in September, where I drove an …

The new Honda Civic Type R is one of the world’s best, and most exciting, hot hatchbacks. But, then, so is the Volkswagen Golf R. The Honda has a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine driving the front wheels. It’s fun, it’s agile, it’s wild to look at and thrilling to drive. The Volkswagen Golf R gives, we think it’s fair to say, …

t’s a frigid March morning, and I’m standing outside of Honda’s corporate office in Aoyama, nestled deep in the heart of Tokyo, Japan. Less than 48 hours prior I was at the Honda Performance Manufacturing Center, where the new NSX is built, and it felt strange being back in the thick of it, albeit on the opposite side of …

Honda’s mad 316bhp hot hatch has landed. Here’s your guide through the headlines. It’s stiff. The new car is 38 per cent stiffer than the previous Civic Type-R. The body uses adhesives as well as spot-riveting, which also helps stiffen the structure. There’s more power, obvs. The engine is the same transversely mounted 2.0-litre turbocharged unit, …

The launch of a new car is a momentous event — an occasion where years of planning, designing, and testing finally culminate. Despite that, there are always those who can’t wait to rip that carefully-crafted sheetmetal and fine-tuned engine to bits. With the right amount of money, knowledge, and patience, you can modify just about any …

We Americans love to buy new cars. In fact, we’re buying more of them now than ever before. But with the influx of all those Ford F-150s, crossovers, compact crossovers, luxury compact-crossovers, premium compact crossovers, soft-roading crossovers, and the Toyota Camry, we’re shipping our older cars out to the scrap yard, and with them goes a part …

A long, magical time ago — let’s call it the 1980s — Americans could import any car they wanted, so long as it passed National Highway Traffic Safety Administration standards. So if you wanted a Lamborghini Countach, but Lambo didn’t import them, you could buy one yourself, take it to a “grey market” shop, have them federalize …

The new Honda Civic Type R is a practical hatchback that offers awesome performance and precise handling. But how does it compare to its predecessor? From its in-your-face looks to its eat-you-alive performance, the Honda Civic Type R has always been the Rottweiler of the hot hatch world, barking with aggression even standing still, eating red meat …

1. BMW E46 M3 With values of the first model M3 – the E30 – now going stratospheric, and those of the E36 following closely behind, it’s perhaps the worst kept secret in the classic car world that the next model to follow suit will be the E46. Sweet handling, impressive performance and a beautifully …