Autoleaks: Production-Ready Honda S660 Revealed

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
autoleaks production ready honda s660 revealed

Thanks to the Internet and a scan of a Japanese market brochure, the whole world now has an idea as to what the production-ready Honda S660 will look like when it hits showrooms later in 2015.

Leftlane reports the 660cc engine — thus, S660 — will deliver 63 horsepower at 6,000 rpm, while the peak torque of 77 lb-ft will arrive earlier at 2,600 rpm. CVT or six-speed manual will help direct that power to the back.

Curb weight for the tiny roadster and heir apparent to the throne abdicated by the Honda Beat following the 1996 model year starts at 1,830 lbs, with available options pushing the scale to a top figure of 2,116; the Lotus Elise falls in the same weight class, but delivers more power and a larger price tag in comparison.

Alas, no word still on whether this kei roadster will board a container ship bound for the United States when it leaves the same factory that once assembled its predecessor. Should that happen, however, the S660 may gain a 1-liter unit to better deal with the different driving environment, as first reported when the roadster bowed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

Below is the spec sheet for those who can read kanji, hiragana or katakana:

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  • Felis Concolor Felis Concolor on Jan 05, 2015

    I'd try to translate that chart with my pocket Nelson, but my eyes aren't very happy trying to decipher which radical some of those dark smudges represent. Actually, those who are familiar with how each dimension, capacity, or emission is represented will have no difficulty figuring out what each check box represents. Grr: that color chart reminds me if it's not small or sporty, it's shackled with a boring palette. Bring it over with a pressurized liter motor and I'll place my order while it's still hard to get.

  • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jan 05, 2015

    I like it! It's cutesy and effective. Looks much better than something like the Copen. However, that suede pad on the passenger s!de of the dash needs to go. It immediately makes me have SVX images in my mind, and cons!der how dirty those got.

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