Honda plans to build an all electric 350 hp sportscar
Honda, it seems is in no mood to sit behind and relax with the existing car technology it has mastered. The company has already announced the Honda FCV, powered by fuel cell technology, which goes on sale in Japan by May 2016. Now, looking at the kind of performance Tesla cars are providing, Honda has initiated plans to but a fun little 350 hp all electric sportscar.
Honda has targetted building a car capable of 0-100 kmph in 3.5 seconds and a range of at least 400 kilometers on a single charge. Honda is initiating plans to start with CR-Z as the base car to build on to. which raced the Pikes Peak competition earlier this year. Reportedly, Honda built a road legal version of the car which was then fitted with four electric motors with each one powering one wheel, while juice was supplied by a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery and will be having figures such as 0-100 kmph in 3.5 seconds, 400 km range on a single charge.
“We are making every possible effort to make it to the market,” a Honda insider revealed. “We now have to think about the commercial aspect.” Precision All Wheel Drive System will come handy in ride and handling as the rear wheels will be able to turn up to three degrees thanks to the system.
Meanwhile, Honda recently showed the NSX concept at Tokyo Motor Show which will be powered by three electric motors and a twin-turbo V6 VTEC engine that can put out over 570 bhp.