Supercars Cannot Swim, Or Can They? Honda Shows Off an Acura NSX–Inspired Outboard Motor

Honda Marine Concept Engine

Honda Marine Concept Engine

Honda, of course, does not just make automobiles and motorcycles. Need a lawnmower? Soichiro’s crew has you covered. How about a snowblower? Ditto. That mill for your go-rapidly boat? But of course! In the spirit of unifying its disparate solution lines, Honda has ginned up an outboard with a design and style inspired by the Acura NSX, set to go on display at the Miami International Boat Show. Due to the fact of course Honda did. 

Honda Marine Concept Engine

Honda Marine Concept Engine

Called—inventively—the Honda Marine Concept Engine, the flashy outboard draws its Nouvelle Blue Pearl paint straight from the NSX’s palette, and Honda would like you to note that the heat ducts’ black honeycomb mesh also hints at the hybrid supercar. The “floating winged blade” also pulls its inspiration from Honda’s halo car, and the firm says the radical new design points to “a bolder, a lot more distinctive future for Honda Marine.” Whatever the ultimate fate of this design and style language in the waterborne realm, it’s certainly a far cry from Dad’s old pull-begin Evinrude. In fact, it appears a little like some sort of protocol droid with rage troubles. An Evil ASIMO, possibly?



As it sits, the outboard lacks a specified powerplant, with the firm suggesting only that its taller-than-normal height and sculpted lines “promise creativity with what could energy the idea engine.” Is it as well significantly to ask that Honda set up a miniaturized reactor in it? We’ve always wanted an atomic Donzi.


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Supercars at Danger: McLaren, Ferrari, and Tesla Added to Takata Airbag Recalls

December 12, 2016 at 6:19 pm by Clifford Atiyeh | Photography by Marc Urbano and Bonhams

Packing a hybrid powertrain, copious amounts of carbon fiber, and a name that serves as a direct conduit to an automotive legend, the McLaren P1 is the British yin to the Italian yang of the LaFerrari. But it uses Takata airbags that are now subject to recall.

Packing a hybrid powertrain, copious amounts of carbon fiber, and a name that serves as a direct conduit to an automotive legend, the McLaren P1 is the British yin to the Italian yang of the LaFerrari. But it uses Takata airbags that are now subject to recall.

Practically two dozen late-model supercars with defective Takata airbag inflators are now under recall, according to the most current posting by the National Highway Site visitors Security Administration.

What’s specifically disconcerting is how a lot of brand-new exotics produced the list despite their manufacturers realizing, for practically two years, that all non-desiccated Takata inflators with ammonium nitrate would have to be recalled. Among these vehicles are the 2017 Audi R8, the 2016–2017 McLaren 570S, and the entire 2016–2017 Ferrari lineup.

2016-Ferrari-488GTB-lp

2016-Ferrari-488GTB-lp

Tesla joins the recall for the very first time on all 2012–2016 Model S sedans. Amongst older exotics, the 2012 Fisker Karma and Lexus LFA have the defective airbags. Even McLaren P1 owners are not immune to the shrapnel-spewing inflators.

For a lot more data and a complete list of autos that we diligently update and verify, see our principal Takata recall web page. Other models that lately have been added to our list of recalled autos include the Audi TT the GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon, and Yukon XL and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV.


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