Honda Small Sports EV ConceptThu, 10 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0800
Honda has released these renders of the Small Sports EV Concept it hopes will be the star of the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.
Very few details of the compact sports car have been revealed, but it looks to be similar in size to the Mazda MX-5, but with an almost monovolume silhouette, with virtually no transition from hood to windscreen at the front and a pair of buttresses that extend from the top of the seats to the trailing edge of the rear deck.
The front mask features full-width blue lighting and a glazed 'grille', which appear to becoming visual identifiers for EVs. The lamp graphics, which extend to the edge of the wheel wells are reminiscent of the of the teeny Beat Kei sports car of the 1990s. The full-width rear graphics echo those of the front, while vertical lighting signifies the lower extremities of the Small Sports EV.