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Honda Project 2&4 open-wheeled single seater unveiled

Honda Project 2&4 front three quarter

The global design study was designed by 80 Honda designers and creators in an internal competition.

The Honda Project 2&4, an amalgamation of the automaker’s two and four wheeler expertise, has been unveiled ahead of its world debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15. The single open-wheeled vehicle, if launched, will go head on with the likes of Ariel Atom, KTM X-Bow and Polaris Slingshot.

Clubbing “freedom of a motorcycle” and “maneuverability of a car”, the Project 2&4 features minimal body work and a floating seat on the left hand side. The vehicle is equipped with F1 style double wishbone suspension setup and a rear mounted engine with twin exhaust tail pipe. The concept measures 3,040 mm in length, 1,820 mm in width and 995 mm in height.

The high performance machine¬†is powered by the RC213V MotoGP race bike’s 999 cc V4 engine which is tuned to deliver 215 PS and 118 Nm of torque. Mated to a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission, the engine has to propel only 405 kg and the driver’s weight, so expect exhilarating performance.

Honda describes the Project 2&4 as ‘Global Design Project’ so we don’t expect it to enter production anytime soon. The single seater was¬†developed by 80 designers and creators as a part of an internal competition. Both Honda’s two wheeler design studio in Asaka and four-wheeler tech centre in Wako were actively involved in the project.

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