Honda has announced that it will produce 30 electric cars to realize Honda’s 2030 vision. Two of the dozens of electric cars that will be produced by the Japanese manufacturer will be sports cars, or maybe supercars.
Yesterday, Honda released a teaser photo of the two sports cars in question, but they were still covered by cloth. There is no other information in the shared teaser, only the word “electrified” (electric). There are a number of parties who mention the possibility of the car being a hybrid powered sports car or a plug-in hybrid. But the closest observation is that the car is powered by pure electricity.
In the preview distributed by the manufacturer, the photo is indeed very interesting. Judging from the curve of the cloth that covers it, the car is most likely a sports car or a supercar. Well, Honda also only mentions the additional words ‘Special Model’ and ‘Flagship Model’.
According to the results of the motortrend web observation, the sports car on the left is probably the so-called ‘Specialty Model’. The vehicle is predicted to adopt a classic format that mimics the front-engined coupe, rear-wheel drive. If true, the car will be a special model if later introduced to the public.
Another guess suggested by Motortrend is why is it called ‘copying’ a classic sports car? Because it will have one motor (or it could be more than one motor) mounted on the axle, not at the front of the car. Will it look like the Honda S2000 or Prelude? What is certain is that the cloth cover makes people curious and will continue to pursue the information.
Honda itself last year announced that it would use the e:Architecture platform for all the latest electric cars that will be produced later. The platform was co-developed with GM for a car with smaller dimensions and a more affordable price.
Honda has also announced that it will produce the Prologue electric SUV that carries the Ultium platform. The car will later be the size of an Acura. So I guess, the Special Model is unlikely to use the Ultium platform due to the smaller size of the teaser car.
Another car teaser that is on the right which is covered in cloth is probably the ‘Flagship Model’. It is estimated that it will be a replacement for the Acura or Honda NSX but the electric version. Carrying the middle engine design, but how come the shape is a bit boxy for the size of a sports car. It’s just that the body is flat, longer and the cabin is a bit forward. So maybe this Flagship Model is an electric supercar model.
What makes me curious again is that the tires or rims form a ring giving off a green glow. Does it indicate the car is all-wheel drive and the color that comes out is an environmentally friendly color? It seems that from its flatter and sharper posture, the price may be more expensive than the car on the left which is more upright and taller.
Will these cars be fun to drive? When announcing the electric car vision 2030 last year, the manufacturer has guaranteed that the electric cars they will produce will continue to provide a “passion to provide (FUN) to consumers”. The FUN letter was capitalized by Honda, not the media. Aims to reinforce the ‘Joy of Driving’ campaign echoed by the manufacturer.