The Honda E is an easy car to love! It has the perfect amount of retro styling, an evocative two spoke steering wheel, adorable proportions and daily operation produces no harmful CO2 emissions which mother nature greatly appreciates.
The charm and charisma has been traded in for a bit more aggression while remaining cute at the same time, think of a mildly vexed Pikachu. British based Innovate Composites are the brains behind this project and it is intended to pay homage to Honda’s triumphi in Formula 1 after their power unit powered Max Verstappen’s Red Bull to victory in the 2021 season. Did we say it’s rendered Red Bull livery is exquisite yet? This limited number kit will be available to anyone who is interested in converting their modern runabout into something that looks ready for the track and while Innovate Composites isn’t quite done yet, the work in progress portrays an impressive model that would fit in perfectly at a JDM car show.
The extremities of the delightful Japanese commuter have been completely overhauled. Wider arches house larger fitting white wheels which are wrapped in semi-slick rubber. The front end has incorporated an air vent in the lower centre section of the bumper while canards flank each corner. The rear bumper has been moulded to cohesively fit the wider wheel arches while an imposing roof spoiler and aggressive diffuser sandwich it all together.
It is still unlikely that South Africa will receive the adorable and efficient Honda E but if finances permit and you manage to get your hands on one, slide into their DM’s and you will be one step closer to having a unique Honda E. Alternatively, get an equally cute Fit HEV and hope that tuners come up with something for that in the near future.
Words: Alex Shahini