A new concept from Honda centers around a marriage between motorcycle and car, the brainchild of a partnership between Honda’s motorcycle and automotive divisions. The Honda Project 2&4 concept makes its official debut at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show.
Powering the hyper-lightweight rocket is a mid-mounted 1.0-liter V-4 motorcycle engine originally designed for MotoGP racing, this race-bred mill puts out over 212 hp at a screaming 13,000 rpm, with 87 lb-ft of torque twisting the tires at 10,500 rpm.
The open cockpit is slung to one side, with a strange floating seat design. The seat is offset to the left, unlike most open-wheeled contraptions, which traditionally slap the driver smack-dab in the center of the chassis for maximum weight distribution and unified center of gravity.
While Honda has made a push to inject more fun-to-drive models into its lineup in recent times, including the stunning Acura NSX, the oft-rumored "baby NSX" sportscar, and the new Honda Civic Type R, there is next to no chance for the 2&4 to ever enter production.