Honda unveiled the Match RS on Friday, the most recent of 5 trims out there for the Slot in Honda’s house market of Japan. This automobile isn’t coming to America, after Honda discontinued the Match right here, so all we are able to actually do is have a look at it with envy.
My colleague Adam Ismail talked about the Match RS this morning as an apart, which I initially took to be presumably a joke of some kind, as a result of a barely hotter Match appeared too good to be true. And, additionally, even when it was true, it didn’t a lot matter, as a result of, once more, America is an excessive amount of of a failed state to get the Match, or Honda is just too lazy to maintain promoting the Match right here and may get fucked, or a little bit of each.
Anyway, I then had work to do and moved on to eager about different issues for a few hours till, looking the net on the lookout for one thing else, I occurred on pictures of the Match RS and thus additionally inarguable proof that it’s sick as hell.
Honda didn’t launch any energy figures for the Match RS, although Motor1 says, “We’re being instructed it would have extra energy than the lesser variations of the small hatchback.” That may be greater than the 109 horsepower that the bottom Match will get in Japan, already sufficient for a automobile that weighs round 2,500 kilos, relying on how many individuals are sitting in it. The Match RS can even be front-wheel drive solely, however, in alternate, one would have a automobile with an RS badge.
Nonetheless, after all, you’ll solely be capable to get this in Japan, and doubtless Europe too finally, properties as they’re of small good automobiles. As a first-generation Match proprietor, there’s something good about seeing simply how far the Match has come, and the way additionally not a lot has modified. My Match made 109 horsepower, too, when it was model new, and my solely grievance is that typically there wasn’t a hair extra energy. Not like that far more however a little bit, to assist with the overtaking and all that. One thing just like the Match RS, then. Alas.