With this car, Honda has managed to build a completely customizable driving experience: the driver can adjust settings such as motor output and suspension to match his/her driving style.
The interior presents a truly futuristic design: instead of a steering wheel, it uses "Twin Lever Steering" to reduce pressure on the driver from fighting cornering forces when making turns. How does this work? According to one Honda executive, when turning the car left, the driver must turn the wheel to the left while resisting cornering forces that push his/her body to the right. Honda's system of levers encourages the driver to move with the cornering forces; the driver simply pushes the right lever while pulling the left. This reduces strain on the body.
But the innovative interior design doesn't stop with the new steering mechanism. The dashboard is covered with solar panels to help power accessories and climate control, and the gauges and gadgets on the dash are centered on the driver. On either side of the center readout, side displays invoke the feel of a motorcycle's wing mirrors.
Whether the EV-STER will ever make it to production is anybody's guess. If it does hit the big time, it would probably wear a fabric roof. Given that the automotive press has been singing its praises regardless of the electric propulsion, the all-electric powertrain might be switched out for a traditional gasoline engine. The steering levers would likely be ditched -- too weird -- for the reassuring comfort of the ol' steering wheel.