litre V6 and electric motors
The Honda Dualnote was an advanced and technologically
innovative concept which was first introduced at the 2001
Tokyo Motor Show.
The hybrid drive system of the Dualnote was its most important
feature. It consisted of a mid mounted 3.5 litre V6 and
three electric motors. In total the drivetrain produced
an extremely healthy 394 horsepower, yet could also travel
50 miles (80 km) on a single gallon of fuel.
The Honda Dualnote concept also featured an all-wheel-drive
system and a clutchless 6-speed sequential manual which
could also be switched to full automatic mode.
In short the Dualnote concept offered outstanding straight
line performance coupled with fugal fuel consumption.
And thanks to the mid engine layout and 4WD system the
handling wasn't bad either for a four door luxury sedan.
The interior of the Honda Dualnote featured four individual
seats which were separated by a high centre console running
the entire length of the passenger compartment. The instrument
panel of the Dualnote was designed to deliver only the
vital information when it is needed in order to improve
driving pleasure and comfort. With interactive voice-recognition
technology at its core, the panel is divided into 3 units:
vehicle status readings via 3-D display meters, a center
display that transmits extravehicular information in an
expanded and easily readable form, and an information
monitor for display of navigation, e-mail and other information.
The center display incorporates an arrow navigation section
indicating turnings in the road ahead, a monitor that
displays the presence of pedestrians picked up by the
car's infrared camera at night and other functions. To
minimize driver distraction, the center display is located
at the bottom of the windshield.
Unfortunately while all the technology in the Dualnote
was available at the time and the concept was fully engineered,
the cost of the vehicle would have made it unfeasible
as a production car back in 2001.
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