Honda Project 2&4 concept revealed as MotoGP-powered open-wheeler

Honda Project 2&4 concept revealed as MotoGP-powered open-wheeler

Honda has shown off its new MotoGP V4-powered Project 2&4 concept this week ahead of an unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show.

Revealed as the winning design of a Global Design Project held across Honda’s styling offices, the Project 2&4 is presented as a compact open-wheeled racer.

The concept’s styling is inspired by the Honda RA272 racer from 1965, brought into the present with a wide design and futuristic new lines.

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Interestingly, the concept features an exposed floating design for the driver’s seat, creating a more “immersive experience” for the 2&4’s pilot.

Power in the 2&4 is provided by a version of Honda’s RC213V motorcycle engine, developed for MotoGP racing and modified in this concept for use on public roads – which suggests Honda could be considering a (heavily modified) production version of the 2&4.

Matched to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission, the V-4 four-stroke engine delivers 158kW at an atmospheric 13,000rpm, with peak torque of “over” 118Nm delivered at 10,500rpm.

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Although not exactly buckets of power, those figure are likely more than enough to give the featherweight 405kg Project 2&4 some serious mojo.

Honda has yet to offer any specific performance numbers, although it has promised a full rundown at the coming Frankfurt motor show.

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