Honda OSM Concept preview

Concept Cars 9 Jul 2008
Honda OSM Concept preview

At the upcoming London Motor Show Honda will unveil the OSM Concept (Open Study Model), a lightweight two-seater roadster focused on energy efficiency.

As Steve Kirk told Automotive News, "at present the OSM is just a design study", it is not intended as a successor to the S2000 rear wheel-drive roadster and a future production of the model is not confirmed.

The car will be unveiled as a static clay model on next 22 July at the London Motor Show.

Updated: below we report the official Press Release:

Honda OSM Cocnept - design sketchThe striking two-seat roadster aims to couple sleek looks with exciting driving dynamics and more efficient engine technology, to give lower exhaust emissions.

The Honda OSM (for Open Study Model), was designed by Honda’s R&D facility in Offenbach, Germany.

It’s the latest example of the young talent being developed within Honda’s design studios in Europe – following the Honda Small Hybrid Sports Concept (Geneva 2007) and the Accord Tourer Concept (Frankfurt 2007).

At present, there are no plans for this design study model to enter production, although Honda will gather feedback from customers at the show to guide any future developments.


Sitting on sporty six-spoke alloy wheels, the OSM has a slippery, aerodynamic exterior to minimise drag. A wide, sloping rear end incorporates a narrow rear light strip, which wraps around the rump of the car. At the front, a gaping front grille sits between angular headlights that stretch from nose of the bonnet to the top of the wheel arches.

(Source: Honda, Automotive News)

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