More details emerge on the production version of the EV-STER concept, after Honda CEO confirmed it a few days ago.
The EV-STER concept is an electric-powered sports car, hence the name. But the production car won’t e an EV after all. It will be a mid-engined, gas-powered, rear-drive, two-seater roadster.
Sounds like a delicious recipe then. It is supposed to be a replacement for the S2000 which for years was a benchmark in this segment. Details of the engine size, final design, and even the car’s dimensions are still confidential, but whatever that engine is, it’ a damn sight better than an electric motor.
That said, Honda showed with the CR-Z they know how to ruin a great car with a pathetic engine. So there’s a slight worry they come up with an underpowered unit to satisfy their fuel economy goals.
They shouldn’t develop this car in Japan you know, they should give the job to their British engineers. They know a thing or two about how to make a great sportscar.
via: Motor Trend