The honda air is a new vehicle concept designed by honda’s advanced design studio in pasadena, california. The concept was created for the 1000 pound car design challenge put on by the la auto show.
The vehicle takes its lightweight inspiration from skydiving and roller coasters, using compressed air to powered its pneumatic regulator system.
This system ‘utilizes turbo vacuums and external air-flow to regenerate tank pressure for extended range and increased boost for an estimated 100 miles’. To keep the car lightweight, all components are mounted directly to the chassis, eliminating unnecessary structures.
The exterior is made from vegetable based plastic wrapped around the body with an open-air style. The concept is estimated to weigh only 800 pounds.