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Reveal: The New Honda Civic Type R

Honda has revealed the all-new Civic Type R at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, ahead of the model’s European launch in the summer. The new car builds on Honda’s heritage in developing high-performance hatchbacks, and represents the segment’s ultimate expression of dynamic purity.

Sharing the same fundamentals as the new Civic hatchback, the new Type R has been engineered from the ground up to deliver the most rewarding drive in the hot-hatch segment – both on road and on the race track.

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Nissan Navara EnGuard Emergency Rescue Concept

Nissan has unveiled an all-new vehicle at the 2016 Hannover Motor Show. The Nissan Navara EnGuard Concept is a durable and tough all-terrain pick-up, designed to operate as a life-saving rescue platform in some of the world’s most harsh and extreme environments.

When docked in place the battery packs are constantly in ‘charge’ mode, using power generated by the vehicle’s 2.3-liter 190PS twin-turbo diesel engine to ensure they’re ready for emergency use when required. Each is a 2kW unit and utilizes seven Nissan EV battery modules inside a weather-proof housing.

Honda to Unveil Sports EV Concept at Tokyo Motor Show

Honda will unveil an all-new electric sports car – the Sports EV Concept – at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show on October 25, as part of a broad range of advanced two- and four-wheeled production and concept vehicles.

Other highlights being showcased by Honda are the Urban EV Concept – revealed to an overwhelmingly positive response at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September – and a range of Super Cub motorcycle models celebrating its 60 years anniversary and 100 million units production after the original introduction. Show visitors will also be able to see the Honda NeuV personal mobility concept and the all-new CR-V, both of which will make their Japanese debuts.

“Viene il giorno che ti guardi allo specchio e sei diverso da come ti aspettavi. Sì, perchè lo specchio è la forma più crudele di verità. Non appari come sei veramente.”

-Bianca come il latte rossa come il sangue, Alessandro D'Avenia

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My buddy Alex Velasquez representing Rapid Japan across the pacific in his AE86. He sent me these shots of him drifting at the recent Vertex drift event at Grange Motor Circuit, California.

See more of Alex’s drifting adventures at @alex_rx78nt1 on Instagram.

Photos: Bruce Han (@kontradictions - Instagram) and Manny Mendoza (@mannyisbaking - Instagram)