Frankie’s Garage: The Mugen Civic Type R

mugentyperTwo words in the motoring world that are synonymous Mugen and Honda.  Inside Lane takes a drive in the Mugen tuned Honda Civic Type R FN2.  This just might be best hot hatch on the planet?

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Frankie’s Garage: The New Hot Hatches

fordfiestast2002016There maybe a plethora of supercars at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, but also the working man’s hot hatches.  The Ford Fiesta’s big brother, the 2016 Ford Focus RS is taking all the press coverage and car talk, but this new Ford Fiesta ST200 is no push-over.

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Frankie’s Garage: Euro Hot-Hatch Battle

hothatchbattleBattle of the top Euro-spec hot-hatches, the 2015 Renaultsport Megane 275 Trophy-R Limited Edition versus the 2015 Honda Civic Type R.  EVO takes a look at both cars on the track.

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Frankie’s Garage: The Euro-Spec Civic Type R

hondacivictyperThe Type R badge returns.  The UK/Euro-Spec Honda Civic 4-door sedan that gets the special treatment.  Wild and outrageous aero parts and rear spoiler looks to make a statement.  Xcar Films takes a look and reviews this pocket rocket.

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Frankie’s Garage: Honda Tuner Girls

tunergirlshondaI drive a 2003 Honda Accord coupe, but I’m not much of a tuner girl per say, as all I have done is replaced my OEM CD player to a Pioneer DEH-150MP and some expensive Monster car audio cables that I got suckered into buying at Best Buy.  I laugh now.  Anyhow, these are real tuner girls from Osaka, Japan.  This latest episode of Tuner Club Episode #4 takes a look at Nabo Okamoto’s 1996 Honda Civic sedan and Yayoi Torii’s 1991 Honda Civic hatchback. 

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Frankie’s Garage: 2016 Honda Civic Concept

hondacivicconceptcoverHonda at the 2015 New York Auto Show introduces the all-new 2016 Civic Concept.  This 10th-generation Civic finally has the look and feel of the glory days when everybody wanted a Honda Civic.  At the press conference, Honda has stated that various Civic models will be available starting this Fall with the Sedan model first, then a Coupe version, Si Edition, a 5-door hatch and even a Type-R.

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Frankie’s Garage: Clean StanceNation Civic EK9

hondacivicek9A look on UK-side of the pond, a clean StanceNation JDM-styled Honda Civic Type R EK9 hatch-back.  Car Throttle interviews Ben Parker about his hot hatch ride.

Frankie’s Garage: Front Wheel Drive is back!

honda civic type rBack in the mid-90s, here in California, Honda’s were all the crazed.  The past couple of generations of Honda Civic’s were bland and Acura discontinued the Integra line-up, so Honda didn’t really have that cheap affordable sports compact ride anymore.  Now it’s back with this “rice rocket” front-wheel drive car, the 2015 Honda Civic Type R Concept.  A 4-cyclinder packing 280 horses looking back to Honda’s rich racing heritage.  Too bad this model is only UK Europe-spec.

Frankie’s Garage: Honda Civic Type R Hillclimb

honda civic type rWatching this video makes me wanna watch the anime Initial D.  This Honda Civic Type R EP3 powers up the mountain roads and carves the Swiss Alps like nobody’s business.  The Civic Type R corners and sticks to the concrete.

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