yeah, i really dont understand why they brought this concept car back out. it used to be called the JVX concept. it was released like back in 1998 before the insight was ever made to highlight the IMA hybrid technology, and hint at a "new" crx. i really dont know why it went from JVX to GRX. maybe they threw in a new drivetrain.
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Originally Posted by Michelin Design challenge website
American Honda Concept GRX Hybrid, an ultra-light and compact sport vehicle for the 21st century, aims at a unique synergy derived from the company’s vast experiences in both motorcycle and automotive R&D programs and manufacturing. The conceptual study model created by Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Torrance, Calif., is powered by a 1,500cc six-cylinder, horizontally opposed engine developed for motorcycle applications.
The aerodynamic exterior and interior design inspired by a Formula racer were then carried over for the J-VX concept, an evolutionary version that made its debut at the 1997 Tokyo Motor Show. The GRX and J-VX concepts eventually led to the production Honda Insight.
oh, so this "new" concept car was an entrant in the Michelin Design challenge and it looks like they took the old JVX concept, ripped the IMA crap out, and put a motorcycle engine in and massaged the exterior, then called it a GRX.
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[QUOTE=Tyson]haha.. old school temple of VTEC article. damn, this brings back memories. i was so hyped at the time of a return of the CRX... instead we got the insight... oh well.
I honestly think that honda would totally cluster expletive the crx if they tried to recreate it. If they did they better consult hondatech for some ground rules such as under 1900 pounds and come factory equipped with a k20a s swap.
I think if Honda is looking for another "renaissance" vehicle it won't resemble our current CRX's. The idea is to think a little outside the box. Going back to the 80's for developement styling isn't exactly "outside the box." JMO.
I truely wish they would bring something back. But I'm afraid it won't be something that I'm looking for.
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