2008 Honda FC Sport Design Study


Revealed Honda the Honda FC Sport design study model, a hydrogen-powered, three-seat sports car concept at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The FC Sport Emphasize the design Flexibility and Potential of Honda's V Flow fuel cell technology - Already Deployed in the Honda FCX Clarity sedan - and reconfigure it Into a lightweight sports car design with year ultra-low center of gravity, powerful electric motor performance and zero -emissions. The design study concept inspired by supercar IS Levels of Performance through low weight and a high-performance, Electrically driven fuel cell powertrain.

"The Honda FC Sport explores how to Satisfy Enthusiasts automotive performance in a world Beyond Petroleum," Said Dan Bonawitz, vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.. "People who love sports cars still Will Have A Reason to love in a hydrogen-powered future."

The high-output Honda fuel cell powertrain and a sleek, aerodynamic body Contribute to the vehicle's performance potential. A modular approach to fuel cell component packaging and the electric drivetrain Contribute to the FC Sport's low center of gravity with the Majority of vehicle mass Distributed Between the axles, weight distribution balanced Creating the Sought After in sports cars.

The ideal placement of the Honda V-Flow fuel cell stack and related components Demonstrates The Benefits of a platform-specific, hydrogen-powered fuel cell powertrain. The FC Sport is configured to Accommodate a custom-formed high-power fuel cell stack, Located Between the rear seats, and a battery pack Placed low in the middle of the vehicle. The electric motor Resides just forward of the rear axle. Two fuel storage tanks, visible from above, are Located Above the rear axle.

The optimal placement of fuel cell components for performance Also allow for a large passenger cabin by Relatively Conventional supercar standards with enough space for Three seating positions. The interior layout Focuses Primarily on the driver with a racecar-like center driving position. The enclosed canopy opens upward from the rear to allow for entry and exit. Two rear passenger seats flank the driver's left and right side.


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