By on February 16, 2015


Japan’s Mag-X got their first look at the new Honda S660, successor to the Beat sports car, at an event in Hokkaido. Also spied in the background, a camo’d Civic Type-R.

Like the Beat, the S660 will use a 660-cc engine producing 63 horsepower and 77 lb-ft, with a CVT or 6-speed manual putting power to the ground. Curb weight will be between 1,830 lbs and will get up to 2,116 lbs. Those looking for a speed demon should examine other options.


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5 Comments on “Your First Look At The Honda S660...”

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    I spent some time in Hokkaido. It was very cold. The car sort of reminds me of a Del Sol. Not a U.S. car for sure.

    • 0 avatar

      Yeah, that small Japanese man can barely fit in it – most Americans wouldn’t at all. I really like that they maintained the original feeling of the BEAT though.

      But I like this more, look how cute.

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    i had a beat in 1995/6. enjoyed ripping it around, mostly in shizuoka-shi. it was a gutless and poor handling machine. the gutlessness mostly kept me outta trouble but had a couple episodes of brown trousers time descending some of the twisty roads in the japanese alps. still, the car was as cute as a button and i loved every minute of it.

    this new version is about as cute and just as welcome. please continue, mr honda. and no, it really doesn’t belong on american roads.

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    Yeah, cute and all that, but a Kei special and not much else. Where is the One concept Honda? That looked like something that could turn into a “real” car and be sold in most of the developing world fine.

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