HONDA AUSTRALIA 50TH ANNIVERSARY – ORIGINAL CIVIC

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In 1973, Australians took a humble Japanese hatchback into their hearts and it’s been loved ever since through successive generations. The Honda Civic had arrived a year after its domestic debut as a pioneer of the global basic car – a compact, lightweight two-door sedan or three-door hatch body style combining a transversely mounted, overhead-cam front engine with […]

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HONDA AUSTRALIA 50TH ANNIVERSARY – ORIGINAL NSX

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Refinement, comfort, reliability, high build quality, good ergonomics and secure handling weren’t traits associated with supercars before 1990. And certainly not all in one vehicle. Then came the Honda NSX. Inspired by Honda’s return to Formula 1 in 1983 as an engine supplier and designed to bridge the gap between the company’s motor racing activities and its […]

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HONDA AUSTRALIA 50TH ANNIVERSARY – ORIGINAL CR-V

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It takes a special kind of car to define a whole vehicle category, but that’s exactly what the Honda CR-V has done since it debuted more than 20 years ago. The CR-V arrived on the scene in 1997 as one of the pioneers of a new breed of 4WD – a sports utility vehicle that fused the […]

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HONDA AUSTRALIA 50TH ANNIVERSARY – INTEGRA TYPE-R

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October 1999 bookended a memorable decade for performance Hondas. After the NSX had emphatically demonstrated its supercar credentials at the beginning of the decade, the $39,950 Integra Type R arrived as a Honda sports car that could provide driving thrills at the lower end of the budget spectrum. This was the Australian debut for the company’s Type […]

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HONDA AUSTRALIA 50TH ANNIVERSARY – HONDA S2000

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A free-spinning four-cylinder engine with a 9000rpm redline and a specific power output – 88kW per litre – greater than any normally aspirated engine in the world at the time. A slick-shifting, short-throw six-speed manual gearbox. A low centre of gravity, in-wheel double-wishbone suspension front and rear, and perfect 50:50 front/rear weight distribution. These are […]

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