We already teased you with the Honda Project 2&4 two weeks ago, and now Honda has seen fit to release its RC213V-powered über-kart for our viewing pleasure. Sure it has four wheels, but the 2&4 is a pretty impressive machine.
At its heart is the 999cc MotoGP engine, in 212hp trim and revving to 13,000 rpm. That V4 engine is mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission (naturally), with the total vehicle package weighing 892 lbs.
Honda says that the Project 2&4 is based off the Honda RA272, circa 1965, though the design is obviously more avant-garde than the Formula One race car.
One of our favorite touches: the engine is mounted mid-car, alongside the driver for optimal weight balancing.
Another interesting item is that the dash is on a see-thru LCD unit, mounted right above the steering wheel in the open-air cockpit.
Not our usual fare here at Asphalt & Rubber, but you don’t have to an automotive enthusiasts to appreciate this machine.