Auto: Honda's Drive

The FCX leads a multitech effort to reclaim its environmental crown and compete with Toyota

As I took the curve at just under 100 M.P.H., Sachito Fujimoto was getting very, very nervous. I was behind the wheel of Honda's new FCX concept fuel-cell vehicle, the most advanced hydrogen-powered vehicle on the road, probably the most expensive and certainly the only one of its kind. All of which made the company's decision to give the keys to a journalist with an expired license and no insurance a bit questionable. After parking the car at the test track--without a scratch--I asked Fujimoto, a lead designer of the FCX, what he thought of my driving. "I was just praying,"...

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