Honda today revealed the FC Sport, a three-seat hydrogen fuel cell sports car design exercise, at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
|The FC Sport. Click to enlarge.|
The FC Sport powertrain is based on the V-Flow stack of the FCX Clarity. 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 Advanced Design Studio of Honda R&D Americas, in Pasadena, California, developed the FC Sport design study with the primary objective of using existing fuel cell technology as the basis for an ultimate Honda sports car. Designer Jason Wilbur led the design efforts.
In remarks introducing the FC Sport, American Honda vice-president Dan Bonawitz also stated that a previously announced hybrid sports car based on the CR-Z concept, which itself debuted a little over a year ago in Paris, is several years from production.