Honda OSM Concept

Honda will be exhibiting a two-seater lightweight open top sports car concept at the 2008 British Motor Show this month called the Honda OSM Concept (Open Study Model). Styling for the OSM Concept was done at the Honda R&D center in Offenbach Germany.

Like its Open Study Model namesake it is a design study and the concept that will be exhibited will be merely a clay model with no mechanical underpinings. It may be an evolution of the Honda CRZ Concept’s design, so we may be looking at a preview of the next generation CRX that is much closer to how the production version will look like, or this may be some form of alternate styling that Honda wants to display to gauge public acceptance.

Not much has been revealed about the OSM concept except that despite it being an open top it is not meant to represent the next generation Honda S2000 which is a rear wheel drive vehicle. The OSM, if ever put into production, will be a lightweight front wheel drive sports car.