This may look like an old hatchback, but take a closer look at the Honda City Turbo, and you’ll discover a tiny Honda Motocompo scooter inside. The hot hatch was produced between September 1982 and 1986, based on the naturally aspirated Honda City AA, and one of the few non-kei Honda cars to be equipped with a 100-hp turbocharged engine. However, the Motocompo motorcycle was a $360 option, complete with a 49cc, 2.5 hp engine. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“It’s a design masterpiece; everything origamis into itself and turns into an easy-to-carry box, and then you can pop up the seat, pull up the handlebars, flip up the mirror, kick the start pedal and off you go, buzzing happily through places no car, even one as small as the Honda City, could take you. You could almost check the Motocompo on an airplane as overweight baggage, get to your destination, and go buzzing away. Well, if they let you check something full of gasoline on a plane, which they don’t,” reports Jalopnik.