Honda Project 2&4 debuts at 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show
Honda has unveiled its Project 2&4, a combination of global creativity and craftsmanship at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in Berlin. Celebrating Honda’s position as the world’s leading engine manufacturer, Project 2&4 merges the brand’s unique capabilities in two- and four-wheel mobility into one impressive vehicle. Honda’s Project 2&4 is based on the winning entry from Honda’s ‘Global Design Project’ and comes with an open cockpit and a floating seat design for immersive driving experience.
The vehicle is powered by Honda’s MotoGP RC213V engine which has been modified to run on public roads. According to Japanese manufacturer, Honda Project 2&4 aims to create an intense driving experience by combining the most thrilling elements of riding a motorcycle with the most engaging characteristics of driving a car. The 999 cc V-4 four-stroke engine churns out over 215 PS at 13,000 rpm and the peak torque of over 118 Nm is delivered at 10,500 rpm. The transmission is provided by a six-speed DCT gearbox.
Measuring 3,040mm x 1,820mm x 995mm and weighing just 405kg, the engine position and body design of the Honda Project 2&4 has been inspired by iconic 1965 Honda RA272. Low weight and the mid-mounted engine maximizes the power output and also offers high level of responsiveness. The driver’s seat is suspended very close to the surface which significantly increases the thrill as created by the open cockpit. The floating seat design provides the freedom of a bike ride along with extreme performance of a car to enhance the driving experience of the rider. You can catch the Honda Project 2&4 concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show which is underway in Berlin these days.