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Honda Project 2&4 Makes North American Debut at LA Auto Show

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Honda Project 2&4 Makes North American Debut at LA Auto Show

The Honda Project 2&4

Collaboration between those working on two-wheeled performance machines and those working on four-wheeled vehicles sounds as if it could be, well, a little unbalanced.

Not so, says Honda, whose motorcycle and automobile engineering teams joined forces in creative craftsmanship to produce the Honda Project 2&4.

The Project 2&4, which was made with the collaboration of automotive and motorcycle design centers in Japan, had its North American debut today at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show.


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Honda Project 2&4 Makes North American Debut at LA Auto Show

Honda Project 2&4 Makes North American Debut at LA Auto Show

Honda Project 2&4 Makes North American Debut at LA Auto Show

The unusual vehicle already earned some admirers when it debuted at the 66th annual Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and now it is impressing a US audience with its power to weight ratio of 4.2 pounds per horsepower that rivals the ratio of supercars.


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It gets there with a lightweight four-wheel performance chassis and body modeled from 1965’s Honda RA272 Formula One racecar. From the motorcycle side of things comes the engine, a Motorcycle MotoGP competition 999 cc V-4 unit that revs to 14,000 rpm. The power plant delivers a peak 212 horsepower at 13,000 rpm

Winner of the 2015 Honda Global Design Project, the Project 2&4 looks like a go-kart, with the emphasis on the word “Go.” It’s light, minimalist, and looks as if it could handle corners and turn heads.