A Dream Deferred: Honda Won't Bring the S660 to the United States After All

It wasn't that important, but damn it, we still wanted one.

Honda is on the verge of a performance renaissance in the United States. After a decade or so of beige cars that can be vaguely described as "sporty," the Japanese automaker is once again going to focus on what made its old cars great-driving excitement. There were rumors that one specific Japanese model would come our way as part of this rebirth - the S660 roadster - but now, we've learned that our open-top dreams have been deferred.

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News Roundup: Mazda's Crash Safety, Hyundai's GT Concept, and the Trackhawk is Coming

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/21 - 08/28.

Hyundai's bringing some wicked stuff to the Frankfurt Motor Show this year-namely, the Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo concept, which will eventually makes its way to Gran Turismo 6 for the PlayStation 3. This also marks the first appearance of Hyundai's N sub-brand, which is going to be the marque's performance moniker. N stands for Namyang, which is the Korean city where Hyundai is headquartered - so, no, they're not ripping off BMW; there are only so many letters in the alphabet.

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News Roundup: Tesla's Autopilot, Bugatti's Vision GT Concept, Dodge's Plan to Kill Off the Hemi

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/14 - 08/21.

Now this is a scoop, if it turns out to be true. According to an unnamed source, Motor Authority is reporting that Dodge will nix both the Hellcat twins and all Hemi V-8s by the 2019 model year. As it turns out, there is a replacement for displacement, and it's called turbocharging; in order to adhere to future fuel-economy standards (especially since FCA lacks any real electrification effort), the Hemis will have to die off, with twin-turbo V-6 engines stepping up to take their place.

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It's Happening (Maybe): Ford Is in Talks to Bring the Ranger Back to the U.S.

And the mid-size pickup market heats up once again. Maybe.

At first, we believed that the mid-size truck segment wouldn't have any more new competitors than the GM twins, the Chevrolet Colorado and the GMC Canyon. Toyota has answered with an all-new Tacoma, and Nissan ... well, they still sell the decade-old Frontier. Now, though, the segment might expand by one more, as The Detroit News reports that the Ford Ranger might return to the United States.

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The First Wheelchair-Accessible SUV Awarded to Wounded Veteran Mike DeLancey

BraunAbility and Ford team up to change the face of mobility.

In just one week, Lance Corporal Mike DeLancey will celebrate the 9th anniversary of his Alive Day memorial - a day commemorating the time when the former marine narrowly escaped death while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. In an act of tribute to the wounded veteran on this day, BraunAbility and Ford will hand DeLancey the keys to their latest collaborative vehicle - the first-ever wheelchair-accessible SUV.

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Philanthropist and Faux 'Batman' Dies in Tragic Accident

Batman-clad Lenny Robinson killed outside Hagerstown, MD.

A simple act of showing up was enough to make Lenny B. Robinson a hero to countless sick children and their families. The wealthy philanthropist dubbed "The Speeding Batman" was tragically killed in a road accident last week after leaving a car show.

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