Type R - How Honda Got Fast | Up to Speed

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Honda Motor Co. made its name selling obsessively-engineered economy cars, but that’s only part of the story. Honda dreamed of racing victory. Then they made it happen. And then they brought what they’d learned to their road cars under an iconic red “R”. Join James Pumphrey as he meets the dreamers behind the NSX-R, the Civic Type R, and the Integra that changed the world’s perception of front-wheel-drive forever. This is the hidden history of Japan’s most influential badge, Honda Type R!

Huge thanks to Carl Pulley and all the fine folks at Acura, American Honda, Honda UK, and Honda Japan, we literally couldn’t have done this without you.

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  • Him: saying Honda type R, Me about to roast the Mc (sugar lemon ice tea) out of James: Correction, tis spelled in the manner of Acura Type R.

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  • Cool story from me: Im still 13 but im in love with cars (me and my dad) and he had a big history with cars but he lived in italy for alot. I asked him what asian car and he said a nissan datsun(240z) and i asked gim what other (not asian anymore) and he said a Lancia integrale and i was suprised because a Lancia integrale costs 350,000 dollars and i got suprised, yep thats all.

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  • Honda Type Retarded vs Type Slow

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  • Duster

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    Erick GomezErick Gomez20 күн мурун
    • Sorry

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    • Mosler

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  • video got my so hyped I went went and bought a type R....a butchered integra type r...but still.

    jose gonzalezjose gonzalez24 күн мурун
  • No doubt Civic Type R's are awesome machines (I'd have one) and have a long history, its a pity though that the US never got the Renault Sport Megane R.S. I have a modified R.S. 250 - it puts out just over 300hp now, with more available with additional mods. Not the fastest 0-100kph (0-60mph) but on heavily curved and hilly roads, not much can stay with it - the go-kart handling these things have is amazing - its a thrilling drive, especially for the price. And they have Nurburgring credentials for FWD - but eventually beaten by a couple of others and then the Type R!

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  • 10:19 song: saying sorry by HH

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  • Makes me love my Civics (non type r, RS and GLI) even more , thank you James for making me laugh so much in my garage while I watched this episode. 🚗😂

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