The Honda FC Sport concept is a fuel cell powered vehicle
which was unveiled at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The car was created by the Advanced Design Studio of Honda
R&D Americas, in Pasadena, California.
The Honda FC Sport is designed to highlight the versatility
and potential of Honda's V Flow fuel cell technology –
already used in the Honda FCX Clarity sedan. The FC Sport
concept reconfigures the fuel cell technology into a lightweight
sports car design with an ultra-low center of gravity,
powerful electric motors and zero-emissions.
"The Honda FC Sport explores how to satisfy automotive
performance enthusiasts in a world beyond petroleum,"
said Dan Bonawitz, vice president of American Honda Motor
Co., Inc. "People who love sports cars will still have
a reason to love in a hydrogen-powered future."
The Honda FC Sport is powered by a custom-designed high-power
fuel cell stack, positioned between the rear seats, and
a battery pack fitted low in the middle of the vehicle.
The electric motor resides just forward of the rear axle.
Two fuel storage tanks, visible through the rear window,
are located above the rear axle.
The layout of the powertrain components not only significantly
reduces the FC Sport's center of gravity, it also allows
for a relatively large passenger cabin by conventional
supercar standards with enough space for three seats.
Access to the Honda FC Sport is through a canopy which
opens upward from the rear. The central driving position,
like that of the Mclaren F1, is flanked by two passenger
seats set further back into the cabin.
The rather unusual styling of the Honda FC Sport is characterized
by angular lines and a sleek overall profile. The white
paintwork is intended to underscore the car's environmentally
friendly credentials, while the dark wheels and tinted
windows are designed to hint at the performance potential.
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