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    Every time I see this car, I can't understand why Honda didn't put the helm in in the middle of the car. I guess as a design exercise, it's cool and interesting, but because your left elbow serves as your only crash protection, I don't see it being viable for production or use as a track car.

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    The "2 and 4" refer to the 2nd and fourth letters of the alphabet... it stands for:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Every time I see this car, I can't understand why Honda didn't put the helm in in the middle of the car. I guess as a design exercise, it's cool and interesting, but because your left elbow serves as your only crash protection, I don't see it being viable for production or use as a track car.
    I agree about the crash protection but I was guessing the design was based on being very light but still rigid.

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    What I love is that Honda's thinking out of the box; I can't imagine they would build anything remotely like this, but the fact that they might even, vaguely, be considering an X-Bow type vehicle is pretty awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Every time I see this car, I can't understand why Honda didn't put the helm in in the middle of the car. I guess as a design exercise, it's cool and interesting, but because your left elbow serves as your only crash protection, I don't see it being viable for production or use as a track car.
    It is a two seater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackbird View Post
    It is a two seater.
    Huh? How?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ucfbrett View Post
    Huh? How?
    Do you see the removable panel and seat bottom?

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    Oh, now I see.



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    I think Honda needs to concentrate more on their F1 program
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    I'm happy Honda is working on something other than CRVs but I feel like this was designed by someone who has never driven a car on track before. I believe I saw the designer was a motorcycle designer so the lack of safety equipment makes sense. I'm sure it's fun to drive if you have the track all to yourself.
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