Director’s Commentary: 2007 Honda Odyssey One Lap racer

Here’s  a fantastic Director’s Commentary for gearheads.  Honda’s Bradley Buchanan takes us through all the design work that went in to the creation of an Odyssey that hauls at both ends

What a sound this thing makes!  And how it hunkers!  It has all the gravitas of a hairy-armed first-generation Porsche 911 Turbo.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: there’s a market out there for vans that pack the punch and handling of a BMW 535i.  People in my demographic and psychographic could easily absorb 10,000 of these a year in North America alone.  I’d buy one in a second, especially if it were powered by a turbodiesel. 

Space is the ultimate luxury. 

Space coupled with warp-speed performance?  Well, that’s nirvana.  Honda, are you listening?