Honda Air Concept Vision of The FutureThe Honda Air concept is a vision of the future of lightweight and alternative fuel performance vehicles; a coastal cruiser for the aggressive lifestyle. The Honda Air is a new vehicle concept created for the 2010 LA Design Challenge by Honda’s Advanced Design Studio in Pasadena, California. The Air concept is defined as “a vision of the future of lightweight and alternative fuel performance vehicles”. The company's designers took inspiration from roller coasters and skydiving wind suits, the Honda Air Concept Vision of The Future is powered by a compressed air and pneumatic regulator system.
This system ‘utilizes turbo vacuums and external air-flow to regenerate tank pressure for extended range and increased boost for an estimated 100 miles’. to keep the car lightweight, all components are mounted directly to the chassis, eliminating unnecessary structures. With a chassis composed of vegetable-based polymer panels, the vehicle weighs a mere 800 pounds and its reserve tanks can be filled via a gas station tire filler or a common off-the-shelf air compressor.
Honda Air Concept Vision of The FutureThe Air’s cockpit and package is aimed at maximizing the open air experience. In order to save weight and increase performance, a hub-less wheel and drive system eliminates the use of heavy drive train components.
Honda Air Concept Vision of The FutureTo minimize weight to just under 800 lbs, the powerful anthem of pneumatic propulsion and a character unlike any zero-emission vehicle exemplifies Honda's concept of fun to drive. The pow[air] of dreams.
Overall design and look of Honda Air Concept Vision of The Future paves way for futuristic cruiser cars that have the perfect combo of style, ride elation and most importantly zero-emission properties combined with ample power under the hood to set your heart beat racing.
Honda Air Concept Vision of The Future