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Honda’s Baby NSX Emerges As Sports Vision Gran Turismo Concept 9
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in concepts, Gran Turismo, honda, Honda Concepts on 11 9th, 2017


Vision Gran Turismo concepts often take on proportions of the outlandish: Le Mans prototypes, almost, without any regulations or practical considerations to take into account. Honda, however, has taken a different approach.

The Japanese automaker today released its latest contribution to the pantheon of digital sports-car concepts in the form of the Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo. And while it may not be quite ready for the showroom, it looks a lot closer than most of its virtual-reality stablemates.

It also looks familiar: distinctly similar, in fact, to the patent images we saw over two years ago. At that point we thought we were looking at a baby NSX. And it could manifest into just that. But for now, it’s confined to the imaginary world of the Gran Turismo gaming franchise.

The concept was designed by Honda’s studio in California and developed in Japan. And while it may (for the time being) exist principally in digital form, a full-scale model was built and tested in a wind-tunnel – not just in computational fluid dynamics simulators.

The brief calls for carbon-fiber-intensive construction to help keep weight down to a (theoretical) 1982 pounds. That’s just over half of what today’s NSX weighs, a good third less than the old S2000, and barely more than the tiny S660 roadster.

The other side of the power-to-weight ratio is a 2.0-liter DOHC-VTEC turbo four – similar, we’d imagine, to the one found in the Civic Type R, but tuned to produce over 400 horsepower and mated to an eight-speed dual clutch transmission.

It all sounds and looks great. Fantastic, even – which is exactly what this concept is… for now. Here’s hoping it manages to leap off our TV screens and onto the street in the near future.

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Honda Puts Its Retro-Futuristic Spin On Two Wheels 7
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in honda, Honda Concepts, motorcycles on 11 7th, 2017


You may have noticed that Honda is on a bit of a retro-futuristic kick of late. It showcased the Urban EV hatchback concept in Frankfurt, and the Sports EV coupe concept in Tokyo. And it’s been doing the same with its motorcycles, too.

Just take a look at the concept bike it’s brought to the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan this week. It’s called the CB4 Interceptor, and it blends classic cues with thoroughly modern ones.

The cowling looks like it was lifted straight off of a 1960s racing bike, but it hides a modern secret. In the middle of the LED headlight ring is a fan that generates electricity from the rushing wind to power the touchscreen display on the tank, capable of displaying navigation information, make emergency calls, and network with the rider’s mobile device for a less distracting (but no less connected) ride.

It’s all done up in black, and was designed at Honda’s R&D facility in Rome. It’s not the first such concept the Japanese manufacturer has done, though. Two years ago it displayed a similar (but different) CB4 concept at the same show, and recently showcased the Neo Sports Café concept in Tokyo alongside the Sports EV coupe. Something tells us we’ve yet to see the last of this particular trend coming from Honda, so keep this page bookmarked.

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Honda Officially Confirms Urban EV For Production In 2019 26
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Electric Vehicles, honda, Honda Concepts, Reports, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 26th, 2017


The Honda Urban EV concept was one of the biggest surprises of the last Frankfurt Motor Show and now it’s been officially confirmed that we’re getting a production version in 2019.
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Honda Sports EV Concept: Should They Build It? 25
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in concepts, Electric Vehicles, honda, Honda Concepts, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 25th, 2017


Honda seems to have the right idea on how to make an electric car, judging by their second attempt with the Sports EV concept.
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Honda Neo Sports Café Concept Bike Modernizes A Classic 25
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in concepts, honda, Honda Concepts, motorcycles, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 25th, 2017


Like BMW and Peugeot, Honda is one of those rare manufacturers that makes both cars and motorcycles. Lucky us, it brought plenty of both to the Tokyo Motor Show this year, including this here concept bike.
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Honda Debuts Weird And Wacky Mobility Concepts In Tokyo 25
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in concept, honda, Honda Concepts, new cars, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 25th, 2017


Beyond introducing the eye-catching Sports EV Concept in Tokyo, Honda has brought with it a host of intriguing mobility concepts which offer a look at how we may move around in the future.
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Honda’s Sports EV Concept Is Another Tantalizing Look At The Future 25
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in concept, honda, Honda Concepts, new cars, Tokyo Motor Show on 10 25th, 2017


The world is still processing Honda’s gorgeous Urban EV Concept and the brand has just followed it up at the Tokyo Motor Show with the new Sports EV Concept.
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Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo Looks Just Like Those ‘Baby’ NSX Patents 10
Oct
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in concepts, Games, Gran Turismo, honda, Honda Concepts, Playstation on 10 10th, 2017


A couple of years ago, a set of patented images surfaced showing a mysteriously sporty Honda model that pretty much looked like a smaller NSX.
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New Honda Sports EV Concept Heading To Tokyo Show For Premiere 29
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, honda, Honda Concepts, Honda CR-V, japan, new cars, Tokyo Motor Show on 09 29th, 2017


Honda's appetite for new concept cars has grown, and after presenting the Urban EV in Frankfurt last month, they're now going to introduce the Sports EV during the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
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New Honda Sports EV Concept Heading To Tokyo Show For Premiere 29
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, honda, Honda Concepts, Honda CR-V, japan, new cars, Tokyo Motor Show on 09 29th, 2017


Honda's appetite for new concept cars has grown, and after presenting the Urban EV in Frankfurt last month, they're now going to introduce the Sports EV during the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.
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Honda’s Urban EV Concept Borrows From The Past, Looks To The Future 12
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in concept, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, honda, Honda Concepts on 09 12th, 2017


Honda arrived at the Frankfurt Motor Show with the Urban EV concept you see here, wearing a retro design but futuristic powertrain. What's more is that it's set to enter production within two years. Watch this space for more.
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Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype Coming To Frankfurt With Electrified Powertrain, Revised Styling 5
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, honda, Honda Concepts, Honda CR-V, Hybrids on 09 5th, 2017


Honda is set to make some serious modifications to the CR-V family in Europe, and the Hybrid Prototype that's coming to the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show previews all of them.
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Honda CR-V Hybrid Prototype Coming To Frankfurt With Electrified Powertrain, Revised Styling 5
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, honda, Honda Concepts, Honda CR-V, Hybrids on 09 5th, 2017


Honda is set to make some serious modifications to the CR-V family in Europe, and the Hybrid Prototype that's coming to the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show previews all of them.
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New Honda Urban EV Concept Coming To Frankfurt Show 29
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, honda, Honda Civic, Honda Concepts, Honda CR-V, Honda Jazz - Fit, Hybrids, new cars on 08 29th, 2017


With approximately two weeks left until the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show starts, Honda has announced its premieres for the event.
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Honda NeuV Concept Is A City Car Moneymaker 8
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Geneva Motor Show, honda, Honda Concepts on 03 8th, 2017


The all-new Civic Type R may have stolen the show at Honda's stand in Geneva, but there are other interesting debuts on display as well.
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