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Old 11-19-2008, 03:02 PM
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Honda FC Sport Concept

Wasn't sure if this was posted about yet. But here is the Honda FC Sport Concept.

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At the 2007 Los Angeles auto show, Honda raised the bar for hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles by unveiling the 2009 FCX Clarity, a production-ready vehicle presently being leased by a select group of customers. One year later, the company has attempted to upstage itself with the introduction of the Honda FC Sport concept, essentially a reinterpretation of the FCX Clarity as a sports car.

In much the same way the FCX Clarity stands out as a unique vehicle while still strongly resembling other Honda sedans, the FC Sport is obviously unlike any other car we've seen from Honda and yet is still identifiable with the FCX Clarity. The key difference is in the sharpness of the car's lines. While the FCX Clarity and FC Sport share the same basic shape, the FCX Clarity is smooth and rounded, whereas the FC Sport has gone the opposite direction, instead using straight lights and sharp geometric shapes. While the side profiles are nearly the same, the nose and tail of the FC Sport give it away as an all-new car.

This radical, futuristic styling is meant to reflect the car's performance orientation. Where the FCX Clarity demonstrated how a hydrogen-fuel-cell car can be practical and easy to live with, the FC Sport seeks to demonstrate the performance possibilities of an electrically driven, hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered car. Honda says the driving idea behind the design of the FC Sport was to showcase the possibilities of an electrically driven supercar using a powerful electric motor, perfect weight distribution, and lightweight materials -- all while producing zero emissions.

Passengers in the FC Sport sit in a triangular pattern, similar to that of the McLaren F1 supercar. The driver sits in the middle of the vehicle, much as does a race-car driver, while two passengers sit behind and to the sides. The fuel cell has been moved from between the driver's and passenger's seats in the FCX Clarity to between the rear passengers' seats in the FC Sport and is mounted as low as possible to give the car a low center of gravity. The battery pack is also mounted low and amidships, while the electric motor is mounted just ahead of the rear axle. This keeps a majority of the vehicle's weight between the axles and as close as possible to the ground, giving the car a low center of gravity and what Honda says is optimal weight balance for the best possible handling. Two hydrogen tanks, likely the same 5000psi units as used in the FCX Clarity, sit directly above the rear axle and cooling radiators for the fuel cell hide in the rear bodywork.

There is a bit more to the article here: Honda FC Sport Concept - First Look - Motor Trend
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:21 PM
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:24 PM
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anybody see dog butt on the back end there...
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:34 PM
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anybody see dog butt on the back end there...
Definitly some canis anus going on thur.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:46 PM
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The concept is nice. A fuel cell sports car. The execution, not so much...
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I like it.
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-> Epic fail. Whoever think of any of Honda's designs? Did they kill the designers of these cars?





-> Instead, they promote these design language greatly!


^ Already applied on the new TL.


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i like where hondas heading in terms of style. theyre going to be heralded as great altruists and revolutionaries by hiring people with down syndrome to design.
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