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Old 10th September 2015, 06:22   #1
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Default Honda 2&4 - 212 horsepower, 400 kg. Half car, half motorcycle

Honda just revealed the batshit insane, awesome 2&4 (not 2-by-4, mind you!)

Utterly impractical, utterly mad, utterly desirable ... me want!!

Have a look at what jalopnik has to say:


Take one look at the Honda Project 2&4 concept, and it's immediately clear that the minimalist track special is the result of a collaboration between automotive and motorcycle designers. The body's styling is a modernized take on the Japanese brand's RA272 Formula One car from the 1960s, but then you notice the weird driver's seat that's fully exposed and suspended just inches above the road. The result is a vehicle that looks absolutely deadly, but like an absurd thrill to pilot, too.

The Project 2&4's floating seating design simultaneously evokes both a sport bike and a go-kart. There's no dashboard or windshield at all, and the driver simply gets a steering wheel and a glass panel for the instruments. It's hard to imagine pairing things down much more than this, especially since the whole vehicle weighs just 893 pounds.
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It's just awesome to see Honda engineers having fun again! What a blast it would be to drive this on a track. Light, pure & mechanical. Although there's little likelihood of this car ever making it to production, well, I sure hope Honda does.

For the longest time after the S2000, there was no follow-up act. Their return to F1, NSX, Type-R (with 300 BHP) indicate that Honda wants to get some of that mojo back. Enough with the econo-boxes, lets show some enthusiasm too.
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Looks stunning in those bespoke stripes of Honda. And it does look as if they bolted a driver' seat to the side of an F1 car from the 60s.

However, I would prefer the Ariel Atom. It gives 2 seats, gets a sequential transmission and looks a lot more safer. Interestingly, the Atom also gets a lot more firepower from the different Honda VTEC engines on the offer. And its road legal.

Here is the Atom trying to destroy Jeremy' face with its mind numbing acceleration.
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That looks amazing! This is exactly the kind of tech people like us are looking forward to. I hope they do bring out a street legal version some time in the future.

Now, if only they would bring back the thumpers...
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