Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V (2015 Tokyo Motor Show)

2015 Tokyo Motor Show: Show Car Library – Honda Project 2&4

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 it’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 driver’s seat offers an “immersive driving experience” through the open air. According to Honda, it “provides the freedom of a motorcycle and the maneuverability of a car.”

The Honda Project 2&4 is powered by Honda’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)