Honda, of course, does not just make automobiles and motorcycles. Need a lawnmower? Soichiro’s crew has you covered. How about a snowblower? Ditto. That mill for your go-rapidly boat? But of course! In the spirit of unifying its disparate solution lines, Honda has ginned up an outboard with a design and style inspired by the Acura NSX, set to go on display at the Miami International Boat Show. Due to the fact of course Honda did.
Called—inventively—the Honda Marine Concept Engine, the flashy outboard draws its Nouvelle Blue Pearl paint straight from the NSX’s palette, and Honda would like you to note that the heat ducts’ black honeycomb mesh also hints at the hybrid supercar. The “floating winged blade” also pulls its inspiration from Honda’s halo car, and the firm says the radical new design points to “a bolder, a lot more distinctive future for Honda Marine.” Whatever the ultimate fate of this design and style language in the waterborne realm, it’s certainly a far cry from Dad’s old pull-begin Evinrude. In fact, it appears a little like some sort of protocol droid with rage troubles. An Evil ASIMO, possibly?
As it sits, the outboard lacks a specified powerplant, with the firm suggesting only that its taller-than-normal height and sculpted lines “promise creativity with what could energy the idea engine.” Is it as well significantly to ask that Honda set up a miniaturized reactor in it? We’ve always wanted an atomic Donzi.
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