Honda brought an array of two- and four-wheeled machines to SEMA, but the company made the weird decision to downplay one of coolest things that it put on display. The First Honda Pedal Car is a concept for a little vehicle that goes way further than the Big Wheel from your childhood.
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The pedal car takes design inspiration from 2015's Project 2&4 concept (pictured below) for an ultra-simple sports car. Pedal cars aren't known for being heavy, but Honda still keeps weight down by using carbon fibre to make the floor and rear diffuser. Don't worry about riding at dusk, either, because an onboard lithium-ion battery powers the lights, and there's a plug for recharging your mobile phone in the compartment under the bonnet. Honda refers to this area "snack compartment," so you could use it to haul lunch, too.
The First Honda Pedal Car concept measures 119.4 centimeteres long, 55.88 cm wide and 60.96 cm tall at its highest point. The 18-inch wheels come straight from a 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback.
There are no details yet about whether Honda intends to put the carbon fibre pedal car into production, but the little vehicle looks like a ton of fun to ride. Honda doesn't provide details, but the handle on the machine's right side in the image above looks like a handbrake. Imagine getting some speed up on this little thing and doing a long drift around the local neighborhood's cul-de-sac.
Honda's other wild creation at SEMA this year is the Rugged Open Air Vehicle concept. It's a Ridgeline SUT that the company slices apart to convert into a giant side-by-side off-roader. The company's Pioneer 1000 side-by-side contributes its waterproof interior into the cabin, and occupants sit in Civic Type R seats.