Honda Teases BAC Mono, Ariel Atom Rival

 

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Honda has just released a teaser image, and couple of details, about an exciting new project that they have been working on. Dubbed “Project 2 & 4”, it will be a lightweight track-focused car, similar in philosophy to an Ariel Atom or BAC Mono.

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Set to debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Project 2 & 4 will feature a open-top “cabinless design”. Based on the teaser image, it seems like the engine will be placed on one side in the middle of the chassis, with the driver cockpit on the other side.

Project 2 & 4 is actually based on the winner of an internal global design competition within all of Honda’s studios. It will be a combined effort of Honda’s Wako automobile design centre, and their Asaka motorcycle design centre. Honda says that the “cabin-less structure produces an immersive driving environment combining the experience Honda has in providing the freedom of a motorcycle and the maneuverability of a car”.

Honda has said in their release that the Project 2 & 4 will be “powered by RC213V”. The RC213V is a road-going version of Honda’s MotoGP bike, powered by a 1000cc V4 engine, packing 157hp in road trim or 212hp in RC213V-S trim. This seems perfectly adequate for a lightweight track-focused single-seater.

After a relatively boring period in Honda’s product line-up, they have been on a roll when it comes to releasing exciting products recently. From the Civic Type R, the Acura NSX, and now the Project 2 & 4, Honda seems to have gotten their mojo back.

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