Type R - How Honda Got Fast | Up to Speed

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Honda Motor Co. made its name selling obsessively-engineered economy cars, but that’s only part of the story. Honda dreamed of racing victory. Then they made it happen. And then they brought what they’d learned to their road cars under an iconic red “R”. Join James Pumphrey as he meets the dreamers behind the NSX-R, the Civic Type R, and the Integra that changed the world’s perception of front-wheel-drive forever. This is the hidden history of Japan’s most influential badge, Honda Type R!

Huge thanks to Carl Pulley and all the fine folks at Acura, American Honda, Honda UK, and Honda Japan, we literally couldn’t have done this without you.

Props to Ryan Hailey for editing this episode. He's a really hilarious dude with the best “horse-in-space” voice in the biz. Here's a link to his channel: www.youtube.com/c/RyansShorts

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  1. Donut Media

    Donut MediaPřed měsícem

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  2. Rudy Duarte

    Rudy DuartePřed 23 hodinami

    Subie Stocky!

  3. Brad Hanrahan

    Brad HanrahanPřed 17 dny

    Pretty fucking lame

  4. Helixial 2409

    Helixial 2409Před 22 dny

    see now itd be nice... if it shipped to canada. rip

  5. Deshi Blacksheep

    Deshi BlacksheepPřed 27 dny

    Damn, I just heard about the Stocky Kickstarter. A day after it ended no less. When will the Stocky be available for sale?

  6. The Experimenter

    The ExperimenterPřed 29 dny

    A GT-R R34 would be good for the second build, and a FC and FD Rx-7 would be great. Also judging by the picture I think the next stocky would be either a Mazda Mx-5 or a Suzuki Cappuccino?

  7. Alan Wang #36

    Alan Wang #36Před 8 hodinami

    I cried.

  8. SAKE_Beandip

    SAKE_BeandipPřed 17 hodinami


  9. Rudy Duarte

    Rudy DuartePřed 23 hodinami

    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 How do you sneak-in a Limpbiskit dig into a car video!!!???! Brilliant! I’m dying!!!

  10. Ben bright

    Ben brightPřed dnem

    Love the show, love up to speed. Keep doing you man 🤙 love you guys! Do an episode on Hennessy when you get the time ❤

  11. Chris Cruz

    Chris CruzPřed 2 dny

    Absolutely love all content from donut media but I’d be lying if I said I’d miss James’ screaming . All his commentary is ruined by ye

  12. Bob's gaming

    Bob's gamingPřed 2 dny

    Not sure why the fn2 civic got so much hate? I own one and it's epic. Sold my ep civic to get it

  13. krombopulos michael

    krombopulos michaelPřed 3 dny

    Are we going to ignore the fact that subtitles said hotdog when honda was said lol

  14. KeeganPlayz

    KeeganPlayzPřed 3 dny

    Ah yes, the amazing VTEC boi.

  15. Sharon Ruiz

    Sharon RuizPřed 3 dny

    Bumper to bumper isn’t the same without James

  16. Rohann Bennedick Tan

    Rohann Bennedick TanPřed 4 dny

    Those collectable cars you're selling looks so chibii

  17. Maxim Maxim

    Maxim MaximPřed 4 dny

    Nitroducing Stocky

  18. Bradley Hornung

    Bradley HornungPřed 4 dny


  19. Modular Output

    Modular OutputPřed 5 dny

    Can someone direct me to a page that has good content like this, without all the damn yelling. It brings absolutely nothing to the channel. But hey, CSdesk....

  20. aerdon085

    aerdon085Před 5 dny

    If Honda's this cool, why are people roasting Honda owners?

  21. starmanovich

    starmanovichPřed 6 dny

    Your poor Jetta!

  22. Dylan

    DylanPřed 6 dny

    What happened with the rsx r

  23. Justine Valdez

    Justine ValdezPřed 7 dny

    Do an up to speed on top secret

  24. R N

    R NPřed 9 dny

    This guy tells you a story for life.

  25. saikanonojutsu

    saikanonojutsuPřed 10 dny

    Renault Up To Speed plz


    MELVIN PEARSEPřed 10 dny

    “2001 was a good year 9/11: YOU CALL THAT A GOOD YEAR HUH

  27. Monarch

    MonarchPřed 11 dny

    the level of career & life satisfaction this guy would have is unimaginable.

  28. Daniel Cuthrell

    Daniel CuthrellPřed 11 dny

    yall should make an Up To Speed episode on the Dodge Dakota

  29. Walker Robinson

    Walker RobinsonPřed 11 dny

    Up To Speed: Honda Super Cub I know its story has been told many times, but I wanna hear James tell it

  30. LeonelObbed

    LeonelObbedPřed 12 dny

    This video was amazing! 20/10

  31. BIGderp Artwork show

    BIGderp Artwork showPřed 12 dny

    Him: saying Honda type R, Me about to roast the Mc (sugar lemon ice tea) out of James: Correction, tis spelled in the manner of Acura Type R.

  32. Hazman Edrus

    Hazman EdrusPřed 13 dny

    When is Donut gonna go on tour in Japan? The episode would be amazing!

  33. Shane Hacker

    Shane HackerPřed 14 dny


  34. Brice De Bruyne

    Brice De BruynePřed 14 dny

    If you want to trash a VW, trash a post 2005 one, please. (except; you can't they are already crap from the factory). Pre-Piech VW's are nice and need to be preserved. (same for audi and their other stuff)

  35. Tikusheu 75

    Tikusheu 75Před 14 dny

    Cool story from me: Im still 13 but im in love with cars (me and my dad) and he had a big history with cars but he lived in italy for alot. I asked him what asian car and he said a nissan datsun(240z) and i asked gim what other (not asian anymore) and he said a Lancia integrale and i was suprised because a Lancia integrale costs 350,000 dollars and i got suprised, yep thats all.

  36. Dowayne Breedt

    Dowayne BreedtPřed 16 dny

    When you pay for CSdesk Premium...

  37. generic house gremlin

    generic house gremlinPřed 16 dny

    10:18 sounded similar to 2004 breakup

  38. Stupidvideos

    StupidvideosPřed 17 dny

    12:29 I’m dead

  39. John Lumapas

    John LumapasPřed 17 dny

    "I think I'll have the Chicken Tenders" I"M DEAD!!!

  40. Che veu

    Che veuPřed 17 dny

    The Civic's record at Nurburgring held for two years then it got smashed by the Renault Megane (bit less horsepowers and even less weight), it's been holding for the last two years.

  41. M. Hairi

    M. HairiPřed 19 dny

    Typre R is so great. Hopefully I can afford a civic type r one day! Its my dream car! 🤗

  42. Rjasbert Strongman

    Rjasbert StrongmanPřed 19 dny

    donut is where I'm excited watching ads

  43. KoKo Beatz

    KoKo BeatzPřed 19 dny

    To think they do the Isle of Man TT with Liter bikes now. Insanity

  44. Carlos P

    Carlos PPřed 19 dny

    The maniacal fear critically improve because timpani moberly yell apropos a same lipstick. glib, hissing lizard

  45. Ahmed Ghanem

    Ahmed GhanemPřed 20 dny

    I'm going therapy

  46. tony ortiz

    tony ortizPřed 21 dnem

    The color "CHAMPIONSHIP WHITE"!!!! Lol

  47. tony ortiz

    tony ortizPřed 21 dnem

    Laughed this whole video it was great

  48. Zaph

    ZaphPřed 21 dnem

    for a second i forgot what i was watching when they mentioned the rc1. i got excited like awwwwww sheeeit, imma get to see some of my all time favorite RC FITTY WAAAN...favorite bike i ever owned an an occasional cameo in the back ground of donut videos.....but that wont the case lol

  49. Rommel Cinco

    Rommel CincoPřed 22 dny

    Could you please start talking about torque? We live in a country in which we drive from light-to-light. The S2000 and RX-8 ( I owned one so - in terms of experience with the car - I have a pretty good understanding of the car from an owner’s POV). I only realized that the only place that I could feel the car’s performance (see) is when I was on an empty freeway. In a 1/4 mile race, is hp more important than torque? You guys rock!

  50. Jer Gol

    Jer GolPřed 22 dny

    I was hoping for a Dune reference throughout with, 'The Spice must flow'. I was disappoint.

  51. Elik Mistek

    Elik MistekPřed 23 dny

    took you a decade aholes

  52. Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen

    Smitty WerbenjagermanjensenPřed 23 dny

    Honda Type Retarded vs Type Slow

  53. RPM Spitfire

    RPM SpitfirePřed 23 dny

    Do the Nissan Xterra!!!!

  54. Muttaqui Inamdar

    Muttaqui InamdarPřed 24 dny


  55. Shirako Motors

    Shirako MotorsPřed 24 dny

    you cant talk about NSX without mention Ayrton Senna, he was the true hero even with this because thanks to him we have the NSX we know because he helped honda to make this car more pure and aggressive. very cool video Donut, Love it

  56. Erick Gomez

    Erick GomezPřed 24 dny

    You should make an up to speed episode of Mosley

  57. Erick Gomez

    Erick GomezPřed 24 dny


  58. Erick Gomez

    Erick GomezPřed 24 dny


  59. Man Cave Media

    Man Cave MediaPřed 25 dny

    The world: Here's the metric sy- Americans: This car is 2.3 LeBron James lighter with the A/C removed!!

  60. Brandon Wong

    Brandon WongPřed 25 dny

    The jealous mallet additonally interrupt because wing statistically guide in a deep lip. spiky, rural swedish

  61. ericduan19

    ericduan19Před 25 dny

    i fell like i just finished a movie about the type r story....

  62. Armored_Variant

    Armored_VariantPřed 26 dny

    Well today's honda ain't nothing like yesterday's, like whenever i hear honda brand it always comes up next with the name civic, just a civic. 🤦‍♂️

  63. Tuckster04

    Tuckster04Před 26 dny

    "Formula EU debEUT" 🤣🤣🤣

  64. Gaming Medic

    Gaming MedicPřed 26 dny

    Up to speed on the Lexus is300

  65. Vance Tan

    Vance TanPřed 26 dny

    Okay, the Type R story is cool and all but why this video gave me so much life motivation tho.

  66. killcancersteve

    killcancerstevePřed 26 dny

    Need an xterra up to speed.

  67. Santos Vasquez

    Santos VasquezPřed 26 dny

    I want a black stocky

  68. P. Haas

    P. HaasPřed 26 dny

    Where is the Prelude en CRX in this?

  69. Aidan

    AidanPřed 27 dny

    they made the NSX type R lighter in the most honda way possible

  70. Veranaam Kekra Hei

    Veranaam Kekra HeiPřed 27 dny

    Wowowow am the perfectly number 108k liked

  71. Rafael Rodriguez

    Rafael RodriguezPřed 27 dny

    Nice 3 Ninjas reference brah!!!

  72. Stephen Hugh Cook

    Stephen Hugh CookPřed 27 dny

    USA only for Stocky. Weak ass shit, Pumphrey

  73. Dim Simmonds

    Dim SimmondsPřed 27 dny

    Won't ship Stocky to Australia? That's not great.


    MOOD GAMERPřed 27 dny

    Best part for me 8:56 Whatttt that's a Honda? That's not a Ferrari?

  75. AAK

    AAKPřed 27 dny

    Please make the Acura Stocky available internationally! Overseas car guys like myself are dying to get one on our hands.

  76. P80 Ralph

    P80 RalphPřed 28 dny

    Love this show, you’re the man James! 💪🏼🇺🇸

  77. jose gonzalez

    jose gonzalezPřed 28 dny

    video got my so hyped I went went and bought a type R....a butchered integra type r...but still.

  78. star bat

    star batPřed 28 dny

    No doubt Civic Type R's are awesome machines (I'd have one) and have a long history, its a pity though that the US never got the Renault Sport Megane R.S. I have a modified R.S. 250 - it puts out just over 300hp now, with more available with additional mods. Not the fastest 0-100kph (0-60mph) but on heavily curved and hilly roads, not much can stay with it - the go-kart handling these things have is amazing - its a thrilling drive, especially for the price. And they have Nurburgring credentials for FWD - but eventually beaten by a couple of others and then the Type R!

  79. Andres Sarmiento

    Andres SarmientoPřed 28 dny

    Make a stocky civic!!!

  80. Andres Sarmiento

    Andres SarmientoPřed 28 dny

    Where's the X ninja?

  81. P S K

    P S KPřed 28 dny

    Holy shit they put Tyler1 in this

  82. Isosceles

    IsoscelesPřed 28 dny

    Speedvision dude, the good old days, 4 am f1 races.

  83. ABo MALA

    ABo MALAPřed 28 dny

    Competitor for civic it's not focus rs or golf R🤦 it's Golf gti or Megane .

  84. Gavin Umboh

    Gavin UmbohPřed 29 dny

    It’s family

  85. Nikki Frazier

    Nikki FrazierPřed 29 dny

    The amuck note intralysosomally bomb because mouth disconcertingly miss athwart a bitter foundation. aspiring, mean show

  86. Ian Stanley

    Ian StanleyPřed 29 dny

    "Life is about finding the right amount of f***s to give."

  87. Barrie Leachman

    Barrie LeachmanPřed 29 dny

    this made me wanna drive my civic so hard

  88. SteffonzTheYeti

    SteffonzTheYetiPřed 29 dny

    The part about the roads" Japan like glass, Europe like sand, and the U.S like a dinosaur trail" I was asked if I was OK as I was laughing so hard all of a sudden at my desk at work. As I felt the statement was so true.🤣🤣🤣 Keep up the great info and the beautiful facts with a humor second to noun lol.

  89. Benjamin Gibson

    Benjamin GibsonPřed měsícem

    Life is about finding the right amount of f@#*s to give.... wow genuinely inspirational James.

  90. Jeremy Belko

    Jeremy BelkoPřed měsícem

    Love the content guys. Suggestion time. It looks like Harley Davidson is about to kill off the Sportster line. It deserves its own Up 2 Speed episode.

  91. Juho Pekkala

    Juho PekkalaPřed měsícem

    Ep3 needed bigger hype. Its the real king of civics type r models

  92. Juho Pekkala

    Juho PekkalaPřed měsícem


  93. Czechmate

    CzechmatePřed měsícem

    Type R cool, Stocky definetely cool but ehm... Imma having problem with the.. rich digital and human special effects. Like... I'm easily distracted...in an epileptic way

  94. OneHeckofAPunkRockShow

    OneHeckofAPunkRockShowPřed měsícem

    I love honda more than most things but I cant stand how fake this guy is.

  95. Grease

    GreasePřed měsícem

    You don’t spell dust with an r! 😂

  96. Retro FB

    Retro FBPřed měsícem

    I’m not crying

  97. Aaron Jones

    Aaron JonesPřed měsícem

    Still no Ford Falcon. Shocker...

  98. Soundscape

    SoundscapePřed měsícem

    That onboard lap of Senna driving the NSX in suzuka is still some of my favorite car porn ever.

  99. ade roxie

    ade roxiePřed měsícem

    3:47 made my day HAHAHA, THANKS MAN

  100. Diogo Braga

    Diogo BragaPřed měsícem

    Man, my fiancee don't give a f*(errari) about the car culture, but she loves to watch Donut Media's Up to Speed ! Its freaking awesome, keep up the good work ! Cheers from Brazil !

  101. James Leonard Alexander

    James Leonard AlexanderPřed měsícem

    Ayrton senna have a honda nsx

  102. Goonfieldmafia

    GoonfieldmafiaPřed měsícem

    10:19 song: saying sorry by HH

  103. Mason Hollman

    Mason HollmanPřed měsícem

    why does this guy make such good content

  104. Asiakassi 552

    Asiakassi 552Před měsícem

    Used car dealership: Toyota Celica SS-II Toyota wanted to reflect sports cars of yesteryear, while still possessing modern day technology. The SS-II was also coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission and had a super-strut suspension setup in front. Despite being front-wheel drive, it became regarded as the best-handling Celica ever. As a driver of Celica T-Sport 01´ I aknowledge that it was overshadowed by the time it showed up on the market. However, nothing can explain the handling and pure fun of its lightweightness. A hidden gem of its time, a starter sports car with great features.

  105. Josh Crawley

    Josh CrawleyPřed měsícem

    Australia no roads or fucked buy even bigger dinosaurs

  106. Jesse G

    Jesse GPřed měsícem


  107. davidtatey

    davidtateyPřed měsícem

    3 mins with advertisements and no actual content is a bit much.