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Old 10-25-2001, 07:21 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Honda Concepts from Tokyo Motor Show

Check 'em out...

BULLDOG

UNIBOX

DUALNOTE

I wonder if the name "Dualnote" implies two power sources, a la Honda's IMA, in a sports car... Like the next NSX is rumored to be...
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Old 10-26-2001, 07:09 PM   #2
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Honda Shows Off Its Crown Dual

Dualnote = Crown Dual? Perhaps something was lost in the translation...

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Ferrari and Porsche had better take note and prepare for a duel! Honda has reinvented the supercar with the world's first twin-engined hybrid performance coupé, offering 190mph and an incredible 50mpg.
Plans for the Dual Note were revealed by us two weeks ago, but now we can bring you the first official picture and details of the Tokyo Motor Show star.

Using an advanced version of the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system first seen on the Insight, the Dual Note uses two engines. One is a rear-wheel-drive 3.5-litre V6 i-VTEC petrol unit developed from the current NSX, the other an electric motor driving the front wheels. By switching the drive bet-ween the two depending on conditions, the car can achieve hatchback-rivalling fuel consumption.

Both engines running together produce an awesome 402bhp and 4WD traction. Despite this, the Dual Note is practical. It's a full four-seater four-door, although the interior is as futuristic as the powertrain, with the cockpit featuring interactive voice recognition and infrared night vision cameras.

Expect the all-new NSX, due in 2004, to feature most of the Dual Note's advanced technology. But if you can't wait that long, the facelifted version of the current car is finally on show. Featuring fixed headlights, revised body panels and a new interior, it reaches the UK in April.

Another hybrid, but on a less spectacular scale than the Dual Note, is the IMA-equipped Civic, which is set to take on the Toyota Prius. UK sales aren't expected until 2003. No Tokyo show stand is complete without a wacky design concept, though – and for Honda it's the Unibox. The MPV has a moped built into the doors.
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Dualnote get's 43.2 MPG!!
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Old 10-28-2001, 05:35 PM   #4
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Dualnote get's 43.2 MPG!!
Yeah. One page I saw said up to 50mpg.
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It'll be one big expensive Honda if ever produce.
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hey why don't they make those cars uglier?
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i think i'm going to contract Erector to build me a Unibox out of plastic and plexi-glass. that is the coolest looking thing of all time.... LOL

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i think i'm going to contract Erector to build me a Unibox out of plastic and plexi-glass. that is the coolest looking thing of all time.... LOL

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what if you got your girlfriend in there and things start gettin hot an heavy no privacy!
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hey why don't they make those cars uglier?
Well considering most (if not all) cars are derived from those ugly concepts one way or another, it really don't matter how ugly they are. They're just concepts. Who know what future motorists will like. I can only imagine the shock e30 drivers felt about the e36. With that said, Chris Bangle sucks!

That unibox is ugly, let's never speak of it again. Reminds me a those girly lunch-box type "purses". And yes, the privacy issue. I think the dual note is pretty nice though.
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The "Bulldog" actually does kinda resmeble a bulldog... That unibox pos is something...*shudder* The only one I'd buy if I was to be forced would be the Dualnote thing-a-ma-jig.
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Heh! I just noticed the Bulldog had the Variable Gear Steering system from the S2000 Type V.
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I like the dualnote!!!

Very nice looking concept! I hope some of the desing cues are a hint towards the new NSX!
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I found some more Dualnote pics...





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Tasty... everyone Stateside pray for GT-Concept on PS2!!!
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heres something i found the other day
don't like the way it looks
http://www.cardesignnews.com/autosho...oyota-pod.html
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