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Acuras All-Electric NSX Set to Tackle Pikes Peak

Jun 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM - by AutoGuide.com

Acura is taking an all-electric NSX-inspired race car to Pikes Peak this year to try and be the fastest up the mountain.

Acura has revealed one of the cars it is bringing to the 2016 Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, which takes place on June 25-26. This NSX-inspird EV Concept, as Acura calls it, uses the brands four-motor Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD) system. Its the same setup that won the Challenge Exhibition class at last years race, though in 2015 it was housed in the body of a CR-Z.

Tetsuya Yamano will be piloting the car, which Acura claims is the worlds first race car with the ability to have four-wheel independent torque allocation. This years car also has three times the total system output of last years SH-AWD prototype, which should help it get back to the podium.

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Honda Civic Type R Sets FWD Records at 5 European Tracks

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:07 PM - by AutoGuide.com

The Honda Civic Type R has stolen back its thunder from the VW Golf GTI Clubsport S after the Golf broke its Nrburgring record.

The Japanese automakers took its hot hatch on a tour of European circuits to set new record lap times for FWD models at each of those tracks.

First, though, the backstory. Ever since Renault set a record at the Nrburgring Nordschleife for a FWD car back in 2011 with the Mgane RS Trophy, which ran a lap time of just under 8 minutes and 8 seconds, holding this record has become coveted by European hot hatches. The Civic Type R took the Nrburgring title in May 2014 by clocking a lap time of 7:50 a record recently broken by the VW Golf GTI Clubsport
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Top 10 Most Popular Import Cars in the US

Jun 13, 2016 - 3:10 PM - by AutoGuide.com

Believe it or not, imported cars from Japan and Korea outsell their American competitors in the U.S.

We have already taken a look at the top 10 most popular European cars sold in the U.S. last year, and now its time to see which imports do the best. Last year, 13 automakers reported record new vehicle sales with the grand total passing the 17-million mark for the first time since 2001.
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