Created as part of competition between Honda’s global design studios, the Honda Project 2&4 is one of the coolest single-seat race cars we have ever seen and supposedly combines the “freedom of a motorcycle” with “the maneuverability of a car.”
The 2&4 is unlike any other single-seat race car with its cabin-less design and floating seat that makes you feel as if you’re riding a bike. Navigation is done using a track-inspired, twin-spoke steering wheel, while speed data and other vehicle telemetry is provided by a heads-up display.
Smaller in size than even the diminutive Honda S660 roadster, the 2&4 measures only 119 inches long, 71 inches wide and just 38 inches tall and weighs less than 900 pounds (408 kg). Powering its small frame is a mid-mounted four-cylinder engine that, mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, makes over 215 horsepower at 13,000 rpm and more than 87 lb-ft. (118 Nm) of torque at 10,500 rpm.
Imagine the exhilarating speed and handling…
Unfortunately, the Honda Project 2&4 is likely nothing more than a wild design study that will never see the light of day. Even so, we are crossing our fingers that it previews an Ariel Atom-like sports car from Honda.