Honda's Project 2&4 powered by RC213V (2015 Frankfurt Motor Show)

2015 Frankfurt Motor Show: Honda debuts Project 2&4 concept combining two- and four-wheelers into one

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 Honda’s Global Design Project contest where over 80 designers from the company’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, Honda’s F1 racer of 1965. While it’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 ‘floating seat’ 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)