Honda is grabbing a lot of attention in Frankfurt with their very interesting Project 2&4 concept.

Honda is grabbing a lot of attention in Frankfurt with their very interesting Project 2&4 concept.

Attempting to provide the best of both worlds, Honda's new concept takes design cues from the 1965 RA272 and adopts a minimalist design while trying to combine the "freedom of a motorcycle" with "the maneuverability of a car." It must be a nimble machine taking into account it weighs just 405 kg (893 lbs) which should make it very fun to drive on a track day.

At its heart is a motorcycle engine, specifically a modified specification of the RC213V competition motorcycle engine that has an impressive 14,000 rpm redline. The motor has a V-4 four-stroke 999cc configuration and produces 215 PS (158 kW) and 118 Nm (87 lb-ft) of torque channeled to the road with help from a dual-clutch 6-speed gearbox.

If you were wondering about its size, the Honda Project 2&4 concept is 3040 mm long, 1820 mm wide and just 995mm tall while the open cockpit enables a thrilling experience, with a floating seat design bringing the driver as close to the action as possible, in the same vein as a motorcycle.

At the moment of writing, Honda hasn't said anything about the possibility of launching a production version.

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