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Honda Files Patent for Mid-Engine Sports Car

by Shane McGlaun
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A patent application was recently filed by Honda, and it is for something that makes me really excited. The patent drawings show a minimalist mid-engine sports car that reminds me a lot of an Arial Atom. The car is very bare bones and has an aluminum chassis.

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That chassis could be very lightweight, stiff, and fast to build. Those are all great things. The images show a car with just seats, suspension and wheels with the engine just behind the seats.

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I can’t see that being a very big seller, but it would be great as the basis for a small everyday sports car. It actually appears to be quite similar to the Project 2&4 concept the company showed off a couple of years back:

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I would love to see something sized like the MX-5 without the convertible top and with more power. If Honda could pull that off, I might be in the market for my first Honda car.

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