One of the most unique stars at last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show was the Honda Project 2&4 Concept, a lightweight show car powered by a motorcycle engine that sought to blur the line between two wheels and four – hence the name. Now, Honda has released an interview with its motorcycle designer Martin Petersson, who penned the car.

Here’s where it gets interesting – in the video, Petersson is strapped to a lie detector, and the man’s enthusiasm in the project does at times trip the machine up, particularly when he is asked if it has the affected the way people have treated him, and if he does enjoy his job as a designer. He doesn’t flinch when he tells the interviewer that he is okay with not being given a pay raise from this project, however…

Surprisingly, Petersson also gives away a few details on the project – notably that the car is still in development at least to be turned into a working prototype, if not a full-fledged production vehicle. He adds that the car is, like a bike, a bit more dangerous to drive than a normal car, as the driver is inherently more exposed to the elements – thanks to the floating seat – but “that’s what gives it the excitement.”

At the end, the interviewer asks to get a ride in the car, and the video shifts to them getting into the car – now with two seats, instead of just one at both Frankfurt (left-hand drive) and Tokyo (right-hand drive) motor shows. Unfortunately, Petersson doesn’t actually start the MotoGP-bred engine, but it sure hints of things to come.

The result of the company’s in-house “Global Design Project” competition, the Project 2&4 is a diminutive little machine – measuring 3,040 mm long, 1,820 mm wide and just 995 mm tall, with a weight of just 405 kg. Power comes from a 999 cc V4 engine from the RC213V racer – it produces over 215 PS at a staggering 13,000 rpm (rev limit 14,000 rpm) and over 118 Nm at 10,500 rpm, all sent through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission.