>In the automotive industry, some car manufacturers are more popular than others. Some are far more successful in the commercial market, yet others are just known for making quality cars. But one car manufacturer known for all three is Honda, with the Honda sports car being a staple for any Honda fans.

There have been many popular Honda sports cars over the years, and each one has its own merits, with some better than others. Today we look at 8 of the best sports Honda sports cars out there.

Our 8 best Honda sports cars are:

S800Civic Type R EK9NSX- Type RIntegra Type RS2000 AP1Civic Type R FK8S2000 Club RacerNSX – Second Generation

Here’s a look at our top 8 Honda Sports cars:

8. Honda S800

Coming in at number 8 in our best Honda sports cars is the Honda S800, a 2-door two-seater sports car produced from 1966 through to 1970. It was available in either coupe or convertible versions.

Source: Bonhams

Preceded by the famous S600 with a 9500 Rpm redline, the S800 with its advanced technical specifications and British sports car styling developed a worldwide curiosity about Japanese vehicles, which previously were not considered on par by the European car manufacturers.

Its 791cc advanced DOHC inline-four engine produced an astounding 70 horsepower and was paired with an all-synchromesh 4-speed gearbox delivering to the rear wheels. With this power, the vehicle was able to achieve a high speed of 100 miles at the time, which was more than any other vehicle of the same level could ever hope to achieve.

11,536 examples of the Honda S800 were produced before manufacturing of the vehicle ceased in 1970.

7. Honda Civic Type R EK9

The Honda Civic Type R is a hot hatch produced by Honda from 1997 to 2001 and was based on the 6th generation Civic. The EK9 Civic was the third vehicle to be badged ‘Type R’ following the NSX and the Integrale Type R DC2. Unfortunately, the EK9 is rarely seen in the US and UK as they were released for the Japanese market only.

The Civic Type R was devised to be a rally car for the street. It had a naturally aspirated engine, sport-tuned suspension, and its aerodynamic body was designed in wind tunnels.

It comes with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces a whopping 182-horsepower at 8200 rpm – one of the highest power outputs per liter to come from a naturally aspirated engine. Weighing in at only 2366 pounds, the car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 140 mph.

6. Honda NSX- Type R

The Honda NSX- Type R is an absolute monster. The power, the handling, the speed, the precise steering, is this even possible to be legal? The NSX-Type R is Honda’s stylish version of a track car and is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 in a mere 5.7 seconds.

Despite Engineers making compromises in order to strike a balance between raw performance and daily drivability for the NSX that was released in 1990, the 1992 debut of the NSX-Type R was tailored for drivers in search of an uncompromising racing experience.

Honda NSX- Type R
Source: BH Auction

The NSX Type-R is powered by a 3-liter mid-engine V6 that is capable of producing 276 horsepower at 7300 rpm. Its high-revving engine contains a few innovative production technologies, including titanium connecting rods, forged pistons, and the VTEC valve train.

After the engine was perfected, Honda went all-in on weight reduction on an already light aluminum-bodied NSX. The seats were carbon-kevlar Recaro seats, relatively light and simple steering, and a gearhead made of Titanium. In addition, all of the windows, the rear glass, and the windshield were made thinner. But that was not all; Honda even threw out the AC and gave the stereo as an optional commodity, which wasn’t available in standard versions. This allowed Honda to reduce the weight of the car by about 265 pounds from the standard NSX.

Honda produced only 483 examples of the NSX-R, with all being sold within Japan, making it a rare sight in the US or UK.

5. Honda Integra Type R

The Honda Integra made booming noises as soon as it launched with a sale of over a quarter-million cars in its first year. It didn’t stop there; Honda kept throwing out more extensive and better beasts each year when it came to the Integra. It

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By: Sports Car Digest
Title: The 8 Best Honda Sports Cars to Own
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/best-honda-sports-cars/
Published Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 21:02:05 +0000

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