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That looks sick!!!

Could you imagine taking that out onto the track??
I know right. Only thing is I hope it comes 'ready to race' as some cars are. I believe this is exactly the case with the Acura NSX, as soon as it gets the all clear to leave the manufacturing plant at that very moment it can be driven on the track, no need for a break in period!
 

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Craziness

I know right. Only thing is I hope it comes 'ready to race' as some cars are. I believe this is exactly the case with the Acura NSX, as soon as it gets the all clear to leave the manufacturing plant at that very moment it can be driven on the track, no need for a break in period!
I definitely hope so, I would love to take BOTH of them on the track!
I think that's true about the Acura NSX, apparently it's a smooth ride on the track! ;)

How exciting!!
 

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I know right. Only thing is I hope it comes 'ready to race' as some cars are. I believe this is exactly the case with the Acura NSX, as soon as it gets the all clear to leave the manufacturing plant at that very moment it can be driven on the track, no need for a break in period!
It won't be ready race, the nsx had to go through a simulated 150-mile break-in period, not something Honda can do for a mass produced model like the hatchback.

An it's not that hard to break in a new car yourself.
 

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Valid point since it's within reasonable expectations, can't expect THAT much effort to go into some $45k car, but something that starts at $150k, in a competitive market and a big deal and big milestone for the brand... it'll need more attention.
 

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Valid point since it's within reasonable expectations, can't expect THAT much effort to go into some $45k car, but something that starts at $150k, in a competitive market and a big deal and big milestone for the brand... it'll need more attention.
$45K???????? The R needs to be 30-35 to be competitive in the market, it is still a Civic.......
 

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RS is 350HP AWD vs 305HP FWD, big difference in cost of manufacture, I like the R better but if it's over $35K it will just help the Si sell better.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if the Type R does end up to be around $35k. The outgoing one starts at £30,000, if you convert that it's already close to the $35k mark without transportation fees and taxes.

Would be nice if Honda does give it to us for $30k.
 

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RS is 350HP AWD vs 305HP FWD, big difference in cost of manufacture, I like the R better but if it's over $35K it will just help the Si sell better.
That's what Honda wants and I think it's what most brands do as well, they use their top of the line product to help market the cheaper versions that offer less and it works. Not just in automotive but in many other industries.

Plus back in the day you saw a lot of GSR Integra's, but Type R's were still hard to spot. Even with the late 90's Civic Si Coupe and the EX trim below it, Si's was the closest you could get to a Type R and even still harder to come by.

You had a lot of guys making their GSR's and EX's look like Type R's and Si's.
 

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Maybe the Honda Si will have a 2.0L detuned Type R engine that's good fro around 220-230hp. People can just get that and tune it for more power.

As much as I would like to get the Type R, $35k is just way over my budget and I don't doubt dealerships will price gouge the heck out of it.
 
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