TOCHIGI, Japan -- This is Honda's 4-Motor EV with Precision All-Wheel Steer.

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It is a 250-horsepower, all-wheel-drive monster in the shell of an economy car.

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One motor spins each wheel, offering an amazing amount of grip and agility.

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If that weren't enough, all four wheels steer, making for fantastic handling.

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The cockpit is very cramped, but everything you don't need has been stripped out.

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Fender flares are crudely riveted on, but that just adds to the charm.

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On the track, the concept car had fantastic handling.

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It tends toward understeer, but it's still a joy to drive.

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Honda's R&D facility is looped by a massive, high-banked oval.

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Unfortunately, one lap around the circuit was all I got.

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But that was enough to convince me that this concept needs to be built.

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But it'll need more range. The concept can only manage about 60 miles on a charge.

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