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^ is this the one that had the big reveal a few weeks ago at the honda greenlane meet? 

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both of those clearly inspired by the Renault 5 Turbo and the Metro 6R4.

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On 5/9/2019 at 6:27 AM, Olaf said:

both of those clearly inspired by the Renault 5 Turbo and the Metro 6R4.

Ok, agree with you on the CRX. But the ITR...umm, err, inspired by the engine doner car, maybe? Most Honda fanboys (me included) would rather poke their eyes out with blunt sticks than draw inspiration from frog shite.

Now if only Red Bull could get the car to work as well as their new engine...

I vaguely recall reading a Wheels magazine about 30 years ago, when the Japanese where getting right into their tech (4 wheel steering and the like), and some high up BMW boffin saying stuff like they'd never build a front wheel drive car. I thought that was a bold statement at the time. But then they had just swallowed Rover (and Mini), so maybe that was the out clause.

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6 hours ago, NakiTouring said:

Ok, agree with you on the CRX. But the ITR...umm, err, inspired by the engine doner car, maybe? Most Honda fanboys (me included) would rather poke their eyes out with blunt sticks than draw inspiration from frog shite.

Denial prompts strong reactions in those feeble of mind.  

"Sir, have ten dollars.  Tell me, how did you lose your sight?  Service in Afghanistan, an industrial accident perhaps?"

"No; it was purely denial mixed with rage.  My JDM brainwashing was a barrier to accepting that the French were actually very innovative, whereas the Japanese were merely refining European ideas.  It pushed me over the edge, and I poked my own eyes out.  Now, my friends taunt me that the Italians made great cars.  It's too much, I've got to keep the faith."

"Promise me you'll buy food with that money.  Please, don't waste it on... another Honda tattoo".

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Haha, very good 🙂

Unfortunately I've owned more French cars (2) than Hondas (1). And the 156 GTA I had was one special stroppy Italian. Living in the UK for several years opened my eyes up to the euro's (I had the tatts lasered off while there). But those two motor companies, HMC and BMW, represent what I like most about the auto industry...beautifully engineered atmo engines. Unfortunately in this turbo age, it's all too easy.

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