Honda's fully electric dreams will see the launch of 2 new sports EVs by 2030
CY Foong · Apr 12, 2022 03:00 PM
Honda has just recently laid out its plans as it becomes committed to powering down its beloved VTEC engines over the next decade in favour of becoming fully electric. But not all is gloom and doom for fans who associate the H brand with driving excitement as it also announced at least two electric-powered (EV) sports cars will be introduced.
At the tail end of the summarised report on Honda’s electric ambitions, there is a section subtitled “Sports models”. In it, Honda assures that it has a “passion to offer FUN for its customers” while also taking on challenges toward carbon neutrality and electrification.
The statement continues that the “joy of driving” will be passed on to Honda’s other models even in the era of electrification, and Honda will “globally introduce two sports models, a specialty and a flagship model”.
The two models are said to “embody Honda’s universal sports mindset and distinctive characteristics”. Accompanying the statement is a computer-generated image of the two sports models, each covered by a virtual piece of cloth.
The model on the left is likely the “specialty model” and one can’t help but imagine this is the spiritual successor to the Honda S2000 albeit in electric form. The S2000 is one of the most exciting sports cars to wear a Honda badge and it’s probably a coincidence that specialty starts with the letter “S”.
There is another recent Honda sports car that also begins with the letter “S” – the smaller, Japan-only S660. The little bundle of joy was discontinued in March 2022 and some reports suggested that the Honda Sports EV Concept that was shown at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show could be replacing it.
The overall design of the new specialty model is different from the concept car that was shown 5 years ago with a sleek but flatter-looking design. It looks like the Toyota GR 86 and the all-new Nissan Z, so could this be the electric-powered rival Honda fans should look out for?
Meanwhile, the model on the right is probably Honda’s flagship sports model. The silhouette does resemble a bit like the Honda NSX. The last generation was a hybrid supercar that did not receive the same love and excitement as its legendary predecessor.
Perhaps with an all-electric line-up, this new Honda flagship might receive the attention it really deserves from fans. However, it might not use the NSX name as there are rumours that the name could be used on a sports SUV instead.
So, what do you guys think about Honda’s electrifying plans for its range of performance cars? The two Honda electric sports cars are just among the whopping 30 new EV models planned to be launched by the Japanese carmaker by 2030.