Honda flexes its engineering muscle at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show with a debut of the open-wheeled performance vehicle concept known as the Project 2&4. A love child between Honda’s motorcycle and automotive divisions, Project 2&4 concept vehicle is meant to combine the openness of a motorcycle and the driving dynamics of a car. The concept vehicle is powered by the racing-derived RC213 motorcycle engine – originally developed to compete in MotoGP – which is mated to a six-speed dual clutch transmission. The 999 cc V4 powerplant produces 212 hp, 87 lb-ft of torque, and has a redline of 14,000 rpm. With a weight of only 892.9 pounds, the power to weight ratio is in the supercar territory.
Honda ensures the concept has an “exceptionally high level of responsiveness,” not hard to believe given the ultra-low center of gravity and mid-engine layout. We may never see a production version of the Project 2&4 but with the growing number of Polaris Slingshots we’ve seen on the streets lately the concept may not be too far fetched. Until we can get our hands, check out the video below of the NSX… possibly the next best thing Honda has to offer.
TFLcar is also bringing you the latest on the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe. Stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, here is the Acura NSX prototype at the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.