The Honda Project 2&4 Concept is the Japanese company’s venture into the realm of building something that was able to make express use of its history of constructing a variant of motorized items. The Project 2&4 Concept made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year and it showed its impressive elemental blends of motorcycles and automobile design. This combination resulted in a vehicle that looks very similar to a supersized go-cart.
Honda Project 2&4 Concept Engine Specs
The power for the Honda Project 2&4 Concept is derived from a 999 cc V-4 that has been borrowed from the company’s MotoGP race motorcycles. The engine is mid-mounted and is capable of a maximum output of upwards of 212 horsepower and 87 pounds per feet of torque. The power unit finds itself smartly mated with a dual clutch six speed gearbox. As of yet, the performance figures have not been publicly discussed by the company, but consumers should keep in mind there is not much of a vehicle to be pushed around.
Honda Project 2&4 Concept Exterior and Interior
The go-cart like vehicle measures in at a diminutive 119 inches in length, 38 inches high and a width of 71 inches. The overall weight of the Project 2&4 Concept is a manageable 900 pounds while having the aesthetic of track vehicles such as the KTM X-Bow or the Ariel Atom. Consumers will need to keep in mind that the vast majority of the design has been inspired by the motorcycles produced by Honda. With that being said, there is basically no bodywork, which leaves the mechanical components of the vehicle fully exposed.
Given that there is no cockpit within the vehicle, the driver finds themselves suspended above the road via a floating seat that gives the impressions of being in the saddle of a motorcycle. The position of the seating has been offset causing the driver to basically hang off the side of the Honda Project 2&4 Concept creating an experience that is best described as interesting. There are no fancy bells and whistles within the interior of the vehicle, just as one would expect within a go-cart.
This is a vehicle that’s unusual design ideas derived as a direct result of in-house competitions. The competitions were intended to enhance cohesion between the variant of the company’s business units. Originally, the Concept vehicle found itself conceived within the Alaskan motorcycle design studio of Honda. It was able to come together via the assistance of the automotive designers based in Wako, Japan.
Honda Project 2&4 Concept Release Date
As much as consumers as well as avid fans of the company would love to see the Honda Project 2&4 Concept, it will remain simply that….a concept. There will be no mainstream variant of the vehicle made available for purchase. Basically, this vehicle simply displays what the designers of the Japanese automaker can do when permitted the ability to flex their creative muscles. This brain child experiment has garnered a small following of fans since its debut at this year’s auto show, but that has not swayed the company in their stance to not make it available for purchase. There are industry experts that believe a scaled down version may creep its way into the market eventually, but that is no more than conjecture and wishful thinking.