Low-emission, lightweight sports car due for British Motor Show
8 July 2008

This is an artist’s impression of Honda’s star concept for the British Motor Show later this month.The two-seater is dubbed the Honda Open Study Model (OSM), and we’re told that it is designed to combine driving excitement with ultra-efficient engine technology.We shouldn’t see the OSM as a direct preview of a forthcoming car. Instead it’s a design study produced by up-and-coming designers in Honda’s Offenbach research and design facility in Germany.There are no further details on what technology might be showcased in the OSM, but there will be plenty of production-ready green tech on display at Honda’s London show stand.The hydrogen-powered FCX Clarity, which recently went on sale in the US, will appear alongside the new hybrid Honda CR-Z coupe which is also confirmed for production. We’ll bring you more news on Honda’s star show cars live from the British Motor Show on 22 July.

Vicky Parrott

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