Honda unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show the Small Hybrid Sports Concept developed at Honda R&D Europe’s design studio based in Offenbach, Germany. Demonstrating a unique fusion of advanced hybrid technology and fun-to-drive sports car characteristics, it’s being presented in the blue and green hues of the myearthdream.com colour scheme of Honda’s Formula 1 car.
The Small Hybrid Sports Concept explores the idea that a car can have a low environmental impact, yet still deliver all the driving enjoyment expected of a compact sports car. Its IMA petrol/electric hybrid system drives through the front wheels and the two-door sports coupe design features short front and rear overhangs, an accentuated, arrow-like nose and a one-piece glass roof which terminates in a concave full width glass element forming an additional vertical window.
Compact dimensions help deliver nimble, agile performance and a good power-to-weight ratio, while a 2350 mm wheelbase in conjunction with a sports suspension, delivers stable and predictable handling characteristics.