Honda Open Study Model (OSM): more details

Published: 26 August 2008

CAR Magazine has been given special access to the Honda Open Study Model (or OSM for short), in the wake of the British International Motor Show where it made its world debut.

But what the hell is the OSM all about? Honda plays a game of cat and mouse with reporter Ben Barry, who turns detective after being stonewalled whenever he asks a difficult question. Forget the information-free press release, read the new October 2008 issue of CAR Magazine to find out the real story behind the OSM:

• How it will replace the S2000
• Details on the hybrid drivetrain
• Why it will be based on the Civic
• Timeline, expected prices

For all this, and Tim Kent’s amazing studio photoshoot, check out the new October 2008 issue of CAR Magazine. Click here for a sneak preview.

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By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet