On September 15, Honda Motor Company unveiled its Project 2&4 powered by RC213V at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany.
This concept model was selected from Hondaâ€™s Global Design Project contest where over 80 designers from the companyâ€™s motorcycle and automobile design studios around the world participated. The Project 2&4 concept features a bold design combining a motorcycle and an automobile rolled into one.
Inspiration for its creation came from the RA272, Hondaâ€™s F1 racer of 1965. While itâ€™s based on a mid-ship layout, the Project 2&4 features a body structure that consists of a motorcycle-like frame and body cowl.
Moreover, its cockpit is an exposed â€˜floating seatâ€™ designed to offer an open-air experience for the driver. According to Honda, the Project 2&4 combines the freedom of a motorcycle with the maneuverability of an automobile.
For this concept, Honda has inherited its 999cc V4 gasoline engine from the RC213V-S, their road going version of the RC213V racer for the MotoGP. A specially developed 6-speed dual clutch transmission is combined to this high RPM engine that generates a maximum output of 215ps at 13,000rpm.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)