Honda reveals the Ariel Atom's worst nightmare, and it's street-legal.
What could be better than a high-revving, high-power racer that is street-legal and weighs in at just under 893 lbs? What if it offered all the perks of a motorcycle and the maneuverability of car, but still gave you the perfect excuse to leave your passengers behind and tear up the road or track by yourself? The winner of its Global Design Project, Honda has just revealed the Project 2&4, which was designed by its own Asaka motorcycle studio in collaboration with the company's Wako automobile design studio. And this is one high-revving reveal.
At just 8.9-feet long and 6-feet wide, the lightweight car offers an insane power-to-weight ratio. It is powered by Honda's 999 cc V4 RC213V four-stroke engine mated to a six-speed dual clutch transmission, with 14,000 RPM, its peak power of 215 hp arrives at 13,000 RPM. "The exhilarating feeling created from the open cockpit is significantly enhanced by the driver's seat, uniquely suspended just above the road. The ‘floating seat' design places the driver as close to the action as possible, evoking the freedom of a bike and completing the immersion provided by Honda Project 2&4's extreme performance". Best of all, it comes with no room for passengers. The car/cycle's reveal will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show.