Honda Challenge Lab imagines human bike made of 48 limbs

Before we see a motorcycle legends and MotoGP champions take a crack at Lord March’s driveway at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Honda thought to excite the crowd in a different manner entirely.

Honda UK presented its latest creation at the Honda Challenge Lab at the Goodwood Festival of Speed grounds.

Honda unveils human Fireblade at Goodwood

12 performance artists to formed the shape of a Honda Fireblade sport bike as well as that of a Civic Type R. The illusion required the bending and entwining of a total 48 limbs.

Honda describes the ‘The Human Car’ is an abstract representation of the ‘closing the gap between man and machine’.

“This perfectly brings to life our engineering principle of ‘man maximum, machine minimum’ that we work to with all of our cars, said Dave Hodgetts, managing director of Honda UK.

Also at the Honda Challenge Lab were a series of mental and physical challenges, includes a rock climbing wall, as well as speed and cognitive challenges to inspire curiosity and learning.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed is an annual hill climb event featuring historic motor racing vehicles held in the grounds of Goodwood House, West Sussex, England in late June or early July. The event is scheduled to avoid clashing with the Formula One season, enabling fans to see F1 machines as well as cars and motorbikes from motor racing history climb the hill.