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The carbon fiber Honda e specially developed for drag races

The Japanese firm has presented a curious prototype of the Honda and specially configured to maximize its performance in drag races. This one has a new bodywork made entirely of carbon and a very racing frame configuration.

He Tokyo Auto Salon It is an appointment that is usually the scene of the strangest prototypes and custom models of all kinds. This is the largest event in the aftermarket industry in the Japanese market and therefore is an essential meeting for companies related to the world of tuning and not only aftermarket workshops and suppliers of accessories and components, but also for local manufacturers themselves, who have important customization catalogs in that market.

So it is not surprising that the most important novelties of this event come precisely from the OEM manufacturers instead of the many aftermarket specialists that we can find in Japan, since the brands allocate a lot of resources and efforts to decorate their stands at Tokyo Auto Living room. A good example of this is the new Honda E-DragA strange and totally unexpected prototype of the Honda and equipped with a carbon body and a configuration specially developed for drag races.

The interior appears completely gutted.

Of all the models that could have been used as the basis for creating a high performance drag racer, the Honda e probably wouldn’t even have been at the bottom of the list. The attractive Japanese electric utility vehicle is an eminently urban vehicle that has been developed with a very different purpose, to be extremely functional and efficient. However, that has not stopped Honda engineers from creating one of the most peculiar models that we can find these days at the Japanese event.

Drag racer

The purpose of this development was to create an ultra-light version specially tuned to take advantage of the great acceleration capacity that you have an electric vehicle like the Honda e, even though its original configuration was not designed with that function in mind. In addition to being completely gutted, like any other racing car, the model now has a cabin with only two bucket seats, safety harnesses and roll cage. So it is no longer the friendly urban that it was before, although curiously it still has the huge dashboard screens and the wooden inserts of the dashboard and the central tunnel.

At the mechanical level, no modifications of any kind have been confirmed, so we assume that it continues to have the same electrical mechanics as standard. Though its suspension scheme is totally new and has sporty elements. One of the most peculiar modifications is its bodywork, because despite being identical to the original, it is made up of brand new panels made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) in an attempt to gauge the weight of the vehicle to the maximum.