Honda's Lawyers Want Us To Dox One Of Our Readers; We Said Hell No Looks like someone who claimed to be from Honda R&D leaked internal issues with the NSX and new Honda turbo engines in the comments section of various posts. Honda kind of confirmed that this info was true by getting lawyers involved and asking Gawker to delete the posts and hand over the account owner's details.. that is kind of irrelevant.. what I find interesting are the apparent issues as reported by whoever this guy was.. NSX and the standard Continental tyres which every reviewer says are rubbish: Believe me, I’m in the same boat with you here. But, it is actually finished now. We just completed “Track Mode” heat resistance/durability testing 2 weeks ago, which is the first time any Honda product had a Track Mode test. So, not only did we have to design a new test mode for insane heat generation (drove the car balls out in at Sebring in hot weather, immediately stopping the vehicle and turning it off to allow intense heat soak, etc.), we then had to get all the temps on the individual components to meet our own requirements. (Fun trivia: someone’s phone melted in the trunk, which set us back a bit. No one wants their frozen food well done by the time they get home from the grocery store.) Also, every car review calling out the Continental tires is spot on. They are garbage. I, and anyone else at Honda, is mad they’re even an option. But when you see how many new Hondas have Continentals as OE, you know there’s some fishiness going on. But it is very fast off the line, the engine sounds like the apocalypse (thanks Cosworth), and by God, in person, it is gorgeous. The updated Red paint and the Blue are gorgeous choices for that car. (Not the deep red from concept photos, it’s got a bit of orange in it now and it is fantastic.) Source: Do I really need to tell you where I work? 2017 USA Spec Civic Type-R's Engine Depending on the accuracy of the photo, looks like there will be an immense oil leak at the valve cover and timing chain case... But honestly, all of the new turbo engines by Honda, from the base Civic to the NSX to the next RDX, have an “issue” with the studs on the cat either backing out of the head or snapping altogether. Even cars just broken in with 500 miles on the clock. But it’s a Honda. It’ll survive nuclear blasts with all the cockroaches.