The masterpiece is designed by Honda R&D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany. Whilst many continue to shun the idea of a front wheel drive sports car, Honda has been producing some of the best sports cars in the world in FWD format in the last 20 years.
This concept is also based around a front-wheel drive, small car platform and is powered by a Honda IMA 4-cylinder petrol/electric hybrid system driving through a CVT transmission.
The Concept model’s fluid lines are created by a steeply raked windscreen which extends back above the occupants’ heads where it meets a one piece glass roof. This in turn flows rearwards to give the car its fastback styling, culminating in a distinctive 3D floating glass design – a concave element which forms an additional vertical window.
At its base, a ‘floating’ LED tail light unit stretches across the full width of the car. The glass panel extends downwards in the centre and contains an illuminated ‘Small Hybrid Sports’ name plate. Rear-facing digital cameras take the place of conventional door mirrors.
The Concept car rides on 165/60 section tyres mounted on 20-inch rims. Their dimension supports low rolling resistance without compromising sporty driving. The coupe measures 4000mm in length, is 1270mm tall and 1760mm wide, and has a 2350mm wheelbase.