The Dallara DW12-Honda will be the all-new chassis to compete in the Indy 500 on May 27.
The on-again, off-again project to resurrect the Acura NSX Concept is evidently on again as the Japanese automaker unveiled this dramatically styled concept at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
John Surtees, Honda RA300
Red light, green light - Spoon Sports CR-Z
Under the hood, Spoon took apart the 1.5-liter inline-4 and reassembled the i-VTEC powerplant with many of its own parts. The ECU was remapped, increasing redline from 6200 rpm to 8500, with more torque in the mid range.
Eco Assist will also make its first appearance on a gas-only Civic, serving to help the driver be more fuel efficient. We see it as a “not fun” mode, but with such technologies, Honda asserts that its gasoline-engine Civic will achieve 40 mpg on the highway.
Engine specs and sizes were not released, but Honda did say that intelligent valve timing and lift control (i-VTEC) will make its way, unsurprisingly, into the new Civic.