Honda FC Sport Concept. Click image to enlarge
Honda FC Sport Concept
Los Angeles, California – Honda has revealed the Honda FC Sport design study model, a hydrogen-powered, three-seat sport car concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The FC Sport uses Honda’s V Flow fuel cell technology, already deployed in the Honda FCX Clarity sedan, and reconfigures it into a lightweight sports car design with ultra-low centre of gravity, powerful electric motor performance 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 Company. “People who love sports cars will still have a reason to love in a hydrogen-powered future.”
A modular approach to fuel cell component packaging and the electric drivetrain contribute to the FC Sport’s low centre of gravity, with the majority of vehicle mass distributed between the axles for balanced weight distribution. The car is configured to accoommodate 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, while two fuel storage tanks are located above the rear axle. The placement allows for a relatively large passenger cabin when compared to conventional supercar standards, with enough space for three seating positions, and a driver focus with a racecar-like centre driving position.
The car was developed by the Advanced Design Studio of Honda R&D Americas in Pasadena, California.