A spiritual successor to the Honda S600 as well as the Pininfarina-designed Honda Beat, the S660 Kei-roadster has taken place online sales in Japan. The tiny model was previewed by a funky-looking idea automobile at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, so reaching mass-production condition in under 2 years is possibly an initially, even for Honda.
The 2016 Honda S660 is offered in 6 shades, including Costs Mystic Night Pearl and Admiral Gray Metallic. Regardless of having tiny dimensions, the S660’s proportions are those of a fully fledged sports car. The wheels are pressed as for possible to each edge of the wide as well as low body. The front end is typically Honda, from some angles returning the Honda/Acura NSX. From the side you might quickly perplex it with a much more effective automobile; the wind turbine wheels and two air intakes on each side add to its stylish appearance.
With almost non-existent front and also rear overhangs and a targa-style, canvas roof covering, the S660 certainly means business as for styling as well as proportions go. The back side’s design reminds me of a Cylon from Battlestar Galactica, yet possibly that’s merely me. The center exhaust pipe looks substantial. On the whole, the S660 looks wonderful from just about every angle– not extremely various from the concept vehicle’s lines.
Honda states that the S660 has the smallest-diameter wheel in its whole schedule, its flat-bottom design bringing a touch of NSX taste. Mentioning the NSX, the S660 cabin looks at the very least as flashy as its bigger bro. The facility console is angled toward the motorist, and also the instrument collection features a substantial tachometer in the facility.
Honda developed the interior to develop a “awareness of unity between the vehicle driver and also the motor vehicle,” as well as the driving placement seems just like that of a go-cart. Automatic a/c is standard, as is a back center glass section that could increase or down and functions as either an air-deflector or a rear windscreen.
2016 Honda S660 Engine and Efficiency
According to Japanese Kei automobile laws, the Honda S660 sports a turbocharged, 0.66-liter, three-cylinder engine that creates 63 horse power as well as 77 pound-feet of torque. The small powerplant is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, which is a very first for this segment inning accordance with Honda Honda. Optionally, buyers can get a CVT (Continually Changeable Transmission) with a seven-speed paddle-shifter that features a sport method.
There are no words on velocity figures, yet cars similar to this are clearly not concerning 0-60 or quarter-mile times. The midship engine layout supplies a reduced center of gravity as well as a 45/55 front/rear weight balance, which theoretically should provide enough quantities of fun on the twisties as long as there isn’t much uphill driving included.
2016 Honda S660 Prices
In Japan, the beginning price for a 2016 Honda S660 with the six-speed handbook is 1,980,000 Yen (approx. $16,500 since 3/30/2015). Even though there are currently no official plans to export it, on the worldwide market the beginning price would likely raise more detailed to $20,000, a rise that could possibly work together with the model’s visual weight (e.g. a lot more safety and security features amount to even more weight and costs).