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First Look: Honda EV-Ster

Japanese maker provides tantalizing hint of what it may have coming.

by on Nov.30, 2011

Honda's electric sports car concept, the EV-Ster.

It’s just a concept.  It’s just a concept. That, at least, is what Honda is officially calling the EV-Ster, the show car making its debut at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show.  But you certainly should anticipate seeing some of the basic technology under its sexy hood reaching market in the not very distant future, company officials broadly hint.

The Honda news conference in Tokyo disappointed some who had been hoping to see a long-anticipated revival of the maker’s extreme NSX sports car.  That will likely have to wait until the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.

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If anything, the EV-Ster is a bit closer to the old Honda S2000, a more modest and affordable sports car that would pick up on the Honda brand’s historical emphasis on performance.

The goal was to create a look that expresses speediness at the same time as sustainable mobility,” said Honda design exec Ichiro Tobisawa.


Honda to Reveal Battery Sports Car in Tokyo

“What makes people feel good?”

by on Nov.11, 2011

Honda will introduce this EV Sports Car Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Honda will put the emphasis on battery power when it rolls into the Tokyo Motor Show next month with seven different concept vehicles – including a sports car – running on electric motors.

The maker’s display, using the too-cute them, “What makes people feel good?”, will feature a mix of automotive concepts and production motorcycles, covering much of the breadth of the Honda transportation line-up – along with a “smart home” system using the maker’s solar power technology.

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On the automotive side, look for what the maker has, for the moment, saddled with the descriptive, if dull, name, Small Sports EV Concept.  Too bad, as the image seen here is quite striking, with its low-slung nose, deeply sculpted body panels and what appears to be a targa-style roof.