The Honda Project 2&4 concept was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) last week as Honda’s vision of its track-day car. The Honda 2&4 concept is winner of the ‘Global Design Project’ internal annual contest between Honda design studios in which over 80 designers and creators participated. While Honda didn’t announce any plans for the concept’s future, a report Top Gear suggests that Honda may be planning to take it to production.
Speaking to the publication, the concept’s designer from Honda, Martin Petersson, said that “There will be a next step.”
“It’s been too positive for us to go and complete this project in a basement somewhere. The question is what that next step is.”
Mr. Petersson refers to the company’s slogan ‘The Power of Dreams’ as the motivation. “If we don’t believe in it I might as well not go to work, right? I believe there’s potential,” he opines.
The Honda Project 2&4 concept is powered by a RC213V competition motorcycle engine. The 999 cc V-4 four stroke engine has been modified to be road-legal and produces produces 212 hp (215 PS) at 13,000 rpm and 118 Nm of torque at 10,500 rpm. It’s mated to a 6-speed DCT gearbox. The compact concept car is 3,040 mm long, 1,820 mm wide and 995 mm tall. It weighs just 405 kg, and could compete with the Ariel Atom, if made.
[Source: Top Gear]