Do These Patent Images Show A New Electric Honda Sports Car?

A handful of intriguing patent images from Honda have surfaced online and may show the production version of the company’s Sports EV Concept – or, maybe, a brand new concept.

These images, published by Auto Week and sourced from the Japan Patent Office, depict a sports car with styling reminiscent of the Sports EV, as well as the Urban EV concept which is heading to production as the Honda E.

However, the car depicted is sportier than either of these two. Whereas the Sports EV Concept took the form of a traditional sports car with a long hood and a short rear, the vehicle depicted in these renderings has a shape more reminiscent of a mid-engine sports car. The cabin is pushed further forward, there is a shorter front end and an equally-proportioned rear, as well as flared front and rear wheel arches are also visible.

Also Read: Honda’s RWD Sports EV Concept Might Follow E Prototype Into Production

If the model shown is a new addition to Honda’s concept car line-up, as we think it is, it will likely get an all-electric powertrain as with the aforementioned concepts. The supercar-esque shape of the vehicle indicates that it could be the most performance-oriented of Honda’s recent concept car and could feature both electric motors at the front and rear as well as a battery pack located under the floor.

Similarities between this and the Sports EV Concept, Urban EV Concept, and Tomo Concept include the retro-inspired round headlights and taillights as well as a mixture of white body panels and matte black parts.

Honda has yet to say if it will produce an all-electric sports car, but if it does, then the vehicle depicted in these renderings might very well show us what it will look like.

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  • Six_Tymes

    looks like a small Bugatti + R8, that said i’m not complaining. But, I wont hold my breath.

  • Enter Ranting

    A Honda without huge fake grilles? Take my money!

  • ME

    It’s hard to gauge if this replaces the Sports EV or if this model is one above. Personally, I like the shorter-compact look of the Sports EV with the long front as it pays homage to Honda’s 70’s cars. The patent drawings (seen above) mimic that of the R8, which is more of a “copy” than an original. Perhaps, this is more in line for Acura, while the smaller Sports EV is more for Honda fans such as myself.

  • Rahul Mandala

    Dude! I seriously can’t wait for this. I hope it gets north of 400+ miles, though I feel it won’t happen, but I’ll still dream…

  • Mike anonymous

    This is a concept vehicle. As you can see it had Hondas’ concept head and tail lamps used on the original concept for what is now becoming the Honda E. So if this is on the table we will see it as the concept here (shown) before a production model.

    • McFly

      Yes, most probably.
      It’s usual to file a design patent even for concept cars. And this has no signs of being a production car.

  • Could it possibly be a new Prelude??

    • Kyle

      I hope they dust off the name. Prelude for the coupe and S2020 if they came out with an open top model.

  • Bash

    I think its just one of those news/rumors that car makers make to keep the public engaged and excited. Noting to see here.

  • Leconte Dave

    Could have sworn i saw this patent already

  • SteersUright

    Awesome!!! Make this Honda!

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