Honda Motor Company unveiled its Project 2&4 powered by RC213V at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which commenced on October 28 at Tokyo Big Sight.
Though itâ€™s practically the same model as the one launched at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the steering wheel has been switched over to the right side. Influenced by a F1 racer from the 1960s, the Honda Project 2&4 features a body structure consisting of a motorcycle-like frame and body cowl despite being its mid-ship engine layout. Moreover, its exposed floating driverâ€™s seat offers an â€œimmersive driving experienceâ€ through the open air. According to Honda, it â€œprovides the freedom of a motorcycle and the maneuverability of a car.â€
The Honda Project 2&4 is powered by Hondaâ€™s MotoGP RC213V racing engine, which has been customized for public roads. The 999cc V4 gasoline engine for the RC213V-S generates over 215ps at 13,000rpm of maximum output. Its motorcycle-like high-revolution engine is combined with a specially developed six-speed dual clutch transmission system.
(Translated by Travis Yamabata)