Honda has launched its all-new mid-engined turbocharged S660 mini-roadster in Japan, delivering standout looks, a driving experience to match and a price starting of just $21,000. .
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.
Power comes from a 660cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine with around 47kW of power and 104Nm of torque. This tiny motor drives the rear wheels via either a six-speed manual or a continuously variable transmission with seven gear steps, which are accessible via paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.The driving position is similar to that from a go-kart, with the S660 also featuring a steering wheel with a 350mm diameter, the smallest diameter among all Honda mass-market models.
As for the S660 Concept Edition, it sports features from the pre-production study unveiled in 2013, such as the Bordeaux red roll-top, two-tone side mirrors, exhaust pile finisher with exclusive coating, water-repellent body coating “Ultra Glass Coating NEO” and interior tweaks.
According to Honda, the S660’s weight is distributed 45:55 front-to-rear, while stopping power is provided by 260mm disc brakes. The S660 rides on Yokohama rubber, with 15-inch alloy wheels and 165/55 tyres up front, and 16-inch alloys with 195/45 tyres at the rear.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
Company claims that the car will give an amazing experience to drivers with its mid-engine rear-wheel-drive set-up and 45:55 front body coating “Ultra Glass Coating NEO” and interior tweaks.