HONDA – progress as a challenge

Technology and motor sports since the company was founded by Soichiro Honda essential elements, not only in the products again, but also part of the Honda philosophy. The world’s largest engine manufacturer developed pioneering technology, the driving pleasure and everyday practicality combined. In the special exhibition at the Museum of Technology in Spryer Honda shows exhibits, which not only brand history, but also milestones of mobility on land and at sea represent. The highlight of the exhibition is the racing version of the Civic Hybrid, directly from this 24-hour race at the Unbarring for the exhibition. Unlike many competitors defied the strong and 150HP with lithium-ion batteries equipped hybrid “green hell” and came to the finish without any problems. They spent the athletes with two hearts “in full on average only 14 liters per 100km – the most powerful cars need around 60 liters – and showed the efficiency of the hybrid drive even at the highest stress. In Spryer is the first time the entire range of hybrid development, starting with the Insight from 1999 to the current Civic hybrid. A pioneering invention is the humanoid robot ASIMO, the stairs up and down and go over step with radar technology can move. Many technical innovations found their origin in motor sports. Thus, the super sports car NSX is the world’s first production vehicle on a body made of aluminum. The racing version of the NSX with their drehzahlstarken 320 hp six-cylinder engine also comes from the 24-hour race to Speyer. Among the additional exhibits include the current Formula 1 car, a Honda S600 from the year 1964, the Touring Honda Gold wing machine with the world’s first airbag for motorcycles and motor scooters Zoomer small four-stroke engine and computerized fuel injection and various engines and design studies. The exhibition can be viewed until December 31, 2007 visit. The Technical Museum Speyer, Monday to Friday from 9 to 18 clock open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 9 to 19 clock. The entrance fee is twelve euro, children up to 14 years to pay ten euros.