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    Official: Toyota 86 gets PlayStation-based telemetry system in Japan [w/video]
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    Part of the fun in taking your sports car to the racetrack is going over your telemetry and seeing how you did from one corner to the next. We've seen a variety of these onboard systems at work – with the Performance Data Recorder on the Corvette Stingray emerging as one of the latest and ...

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    Video: Vice chronicles Okinawa's illegal street racing scene
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    We all know that street racing is dangerous, and that motorsports are best left on the track or drag strip. However, that doesn't mean that there still isn't some outlaw allure among enthusiasts of racing on public roads. In this video, Vice Japan profiles Eikichi Nagayoshi of Japan's island of ...

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    Video: This 1958 Chrysler Imperial Ultra 7 Pointer 1 is Japan's Batmobile
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    It might be sacrilegious to admit among some auto enthusiasts, but there's more to driving than performance and speed. Sometimes it can be a matter of love, as it is for Yasushi Shiroi, who has spent the last 21 years building a faithful replica of a car from a '60s Japanese sci-fi ...

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    Video: Honda NSX Concept-GT racing film will make you smile
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    We still aren't convinced that the new Acura NSX will ever arrive in North America. After years of "concepts" and previews, it all seems like an elaborate tease put on by Honda to mess with journalists and auto enthusiasts. We're so looking forward to being wrong... What isn't a joke, though, is ...

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    Report: Rumoured Mazda CX-3 may not be for North America
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    Mazda has used its Kodo design language to make some of the most attractive, affordable cars in the world right now, with the Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 (pictured above), but it still lacks a crossover in the smaller class, which are becoming popular on the world market. It seems like a natural fit ...

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    Video: Initial D Legend 1: Awaken trailer released
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    The Japanese manga series Initial D might be as responsible for making drifting popular in North America as any other source. Even if you've never seen it, you're likely familiar with the black-and-white Toyota Corolla AE86 as the show's hero car. Initial D launched in North America in comic and ...

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    Quick Spin: Honda MC-β prototype
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    Commuting Honda's sentence in the electric chair Honda is less an automaker, it has been said, and more of a motor company that builds vehicles into which to put its engines. That sort of perspective goes a long way towards explaining the mind-boggling diversity of the company's product lineup. ...

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    Official: Honda customizing Vezel to headline Tokyo Auto Salon lineup
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    With the Tokyo Motor Show now behind it, the Japanese automotive industry is gearing up for the next big event. That'd be the Tokyo Auto Salon, Japan's equivalent to SEMA or Essen, set to take place at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba. Subaru has already announced what it has in store for the tuner ...

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    Report: Chinese teen runs away from home to try and stop parents from buying Japanese car
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    Current relations between Japan and China could be described with a number of different words, none of which have particularly good connotations – terse, hostile, threatening and tense would all fit the bill. The reasoning for the general sense of dislike between the two nations isn't ...

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    Official: Honda announces UNI-CUB β personal mobility device [w/video]
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    Honda has announced what can be considered version 2.0 of its Uni-Cub personal mobility device released last year, the Uni-Cub β, which features a small list of improvements to make it safer and easier to use. It'll be on display at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. The Segway-like electric ...

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