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Honda Goes a Little Nuts with the P-Nut

For those not content with the looks they get cruising around the city in a tricked out rice burner, ground-pounding muscle car, or astride an ear-shattering Harley, Honda has something different entirely. Although, a lot like a Segway, it might elicit as many laughs as looks.

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Honda revealed the concept P-Nut, or Personal Neo Urban Transport, at a press conference on Wednesday. The car company says the quirky three-seater has been designed “exclusively around the city lifestyle.”

Dave Marek, director of R&D for Honda Americas, said the center driving position and greenhouse-style glass roof both contribute to an open view that minimizes obstructions for passengers. As a side effect, the staggered seating also pushes legroom far beyond what driver and passenger would typically get in a car with such a short wheelbase. A great trick – if you don’t mind playing chauffeur to two passengers.

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Although still clearly in concept form, Honda says the rear powertrain compartment could eventually be equipped with a small-displacement gasoline engine, hybrid, or pure electric drivetrain.


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Let’s just hope the production model has enough tint to hide you from the outside world should you ever end up inside of one.

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