Who better to test out the all-new Honda CR-V Hybrid Racer than two-time F1 champion Max Verstappen? That’s exactly what went down ahead of the Miami GP last weekend, and lots of donuts ensued. It’s powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.2L electrified V6 INDYCAR power unit and transmission that generates 800hp, all under a 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid chassis.
Between 1998-2002, there were 1,980-units of the Honda Accord Type R (ATR) made, based on the CH1 chassis. Power comes from a 2.2L four-cylinder DOHC VTEC engine making 217 hp and 209 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Unlike the standard model, this one came equipped with Recaro seats, a leather Momo steering wheel, 17-inch alloy wheels, and much more.
Jay Leno owns countless vehicles, and that includes the quirky Honda Z600 from the 1970s. This two-door hatchback was made by Honda from 1970 to 1974, but only available in America until 1972. Power comes from a 598cc SOHC engine making 36 hp, mated to either a 4/5-speed manual gearbox or 2-speed Hondamatic transmission.
F1 champion Max Verstappen recently got behind the wheel of an all-new 2023 Honda Civic Type R and drove it to its limit at Hungary’s Euro-Ring Circuit. This model is Honda’s most powerful version yet, featuring a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine generating 315 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The 2023 Civic Type R is officially launching in the US this fall, complete with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinger engine that now makes 315 hp @ 6,500 rpm and 310 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,600 – 4,000 rpm, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It uses a standard helical-type limited-slip differential to ensure that the engine’s power is efficiently put on the pavement.