Honda S660, The Mid-Engine Honda We've Been Waiting For

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
honda s660 the mid engine honda we ve been waiting for

While the whole world waited for the next Acura NSX, Honda quietly went about preparing an entirely different kind of mid-engine sports car for its home market.

The S660 will be about the size of the original Beat, largely since it must confirm to Japanese regulations for kei-cars. This means that it’s going to be small. Not Miata small, but original Lotus Elan small.

Underneath, a 660cc turbocharged triple making 63 horsepower is as much as Honda can legally get away with while staying in bounds for kei-car status. A CVT or a 6-speed manual (with an S2000 style shift knob) are the transmission options. Since kei cars would never ever fly in North America, we’ll never seen one Stateside. But maybe in 15 years I’ll scoop one up.

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  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Mar 31, 2015

    The rear deck is strange-looking, but I like every other angle. Long live the Fiat X-1/9!

  • Marcelo de Vasconcellos Marcelo de Vasconcellos on Mar 31, 2015

    I like it. The crease that comes down from the front wheels and the wheels themselves are too large. The back looks interesting. Imagine if those lights were flush. The front may be a bit too tame. Hope it catches on. Would love to see other makes take on this sort of thing (especially Peugeot and Fiat).

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