We may have found out that Honda will not be debuting the Civic X in Frankfurt, but that doesn't mean Big Red won't have something substantial to show.
Taking a page from VW, Honda will be bringing a V4 powered, "cabinless", open wheeled car intended for the street. Called Project 2&4, the car makes use of the same 999cc V-4 powerplant that was just lifted from Dani Pedrosa's MotoGP bike and fitted to the road going RC213V-S.
Most interesting is how Honda intends to use the V4 in the future, Cycle World’s Kevin Cameron asked Honda’s Yoshituke Hasegawa about their V plans moving forward, he answered bluntly, “We have at present a split between inline and V-4, but the V-4 revolution has begun.”
The concept was borne through collaboration between Honda's motorcycle and automotive design houses located less then 10 minutes from one another in Saitama.
While Honda's plans for the motorcycle motivated Formula car are murky at best, could they see a high revving 1.0L 4 cylinder as the potential sharp and sporty element they've been missing for too long?