2019 ACURA NSX FIRST DRIVE



2019 ACURA NSX FIRST DRIVE

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I realize after the fact, calmly catching a slide at 90 mph while my right foot stays on throttle, that something isn’t normal. Then the next bend is entered at 95 mph and the rear gets light and then drifts out a few degrees again. I correct without thinking about it, maintain pace and carry on. Weird. There’s no sudden jump in heart rate, blood pressure seems fine, muscles stay relaxed. None of the typical pucker factor reactions when you realize you’re entering a moment of high consequence if you make a mistake. Not my usual response. Is it the setting? Just yesterday, the afternoon included quiet gardens filled with the lovely fragrance of lavender and a beautiful cobalt blue river and waterfall. But not today. Today is Takasu, a proving ground just outside of Asahikawa, about an hour from Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido in Northern Japan that was opened in 1993. A place of work, not tranquility. And the road, known simply as The Winding Course, is a 3.9-mile, 17-corner carnival of constant high-speed, high-lateral g driving that dips and climbs nearly 200 feet over one lap with precious little run-off or room for error, but plenty of opportunity for pucker. This road was modeled after sections of the Nordschleife, or North Loop, of the Nurburgring. Not your typical place to become calm........

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Rental fleets' cancellations drag down otherwise promising U.S. vehicle sales

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The collapse of air travel has pushed big car rental companies to cancel orders for new vehicles, punching a hole in sales for nearly a dozen U.S. automakers' including the Big Three in Detroit. Hyundai Motor Co's U.S. sales arm said Tuesday that its sales to fleets, including rental companies, fell by 79% in May, while retail sales grew by 5%. Automakers could lose up to 12% of their annual U.S. vehicle sales in 2020 as car rental companies slammed by the coronavirus pandemic slash fleets and

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2021 Toyota Corolla Hatch Special Edition: Boring Name, Hot Paint

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The current Toyota Corolla hasn’t been with us for very long. The aggressive-looking five-door hatchback model first made its debut in the middle of 2018, and has since been joined by a similarly wide-mouthed four-door sedan variant. Despite its relative youth and visual edge, Toyota has decided to make the new Corolla a little spicier […]

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