The Honda S660 has been officially unveiled in Japan and is set to go on sale there on April 2.
The S660 will be available in a standard variant and a special edition called the S660 Concept Edition, of which only 660 units will be made.
In production form, the S660 roadster measures 3,395mm in length, 1,475mm in width and 1,180mm in height.
While the power reserves aren’t attention-grabbing, bear in mind that the S660 is expected to weigh less than 1,000 kg.
The S660 is powered by a 660cc 63bhp three-cylinder turbocharged engine sending power to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual or a seven-speed CVT transmission. The S660 will become the first ‘kei’ car to get six-speed transmission.
Honda claims that the car will give an exciting experience to drivers with its mid-engine rear-wheel-drive set-up and 45:55 front and rear weight distribution. The S660 also features an Agile Handling Assist electronic control system which uses brake torque to apply control in accordance with the movement of the vehicle body, thereby making cornering easier.
The company also claims that the S660 roadster will sound like a typical sports car, thanks to sound tuning techniques to the breathing and exhaust sounds of the engine.
The Concept Edition will sport features from the pre-production study, such as the Bordeaux red roll-top, two-tone side mirrors, exhaust pipe finisher with exclusive coating, water-repellent body coating “Ultra Glass Coating NEO” and interior tweaks. Honda S660 roadster production version revealed | Car News | Sports Cars | Autocar India Honda S660 roadster unveiled | Car News | Sports Cars | Autocar India