Honda has combined its expertise on two and four wheels to create a stunning single-seat track-day car. The Project 2&4 concept will show for the first time in Japan at this month’s Tokyo Motor Show.
It is the winner of an in-house contest between Honda’s bike and car designers, based in Asaka and Wako, Japan respectively.
Honda says the car combines “the most thrilling elements of riding a motorcycle with the most engaging characteristics of driving a car.”
Powered by Honda’s MotoGP RC213V engine, modified to run on public roads, the car weighs just 405kg.
To put that into perspective, if Project 2&4 goes into production it’s likely to be up against the Ariel Atom — one of today’s track-day stars — which weighs in at 520kg.
The mid-mounted 999cc V4 engine, which develops more than 212bhp, together with a low center of gravity, ensures an exceptionally high level of responsiveness, according to Honda. Transmission is provided by a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, controlled via paddles behind the steering wheel.