Honda Project 2&4 open-wheeled single seater unveiled
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.