Patent Filing Reveals Smaller Sibling To Honda NSX

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
patent filing reveals smaller sibling to honda nsx

While the Honda S660 may never see these shores, the automaker may have a baby NSX in mind for the U.S. market based on a recent patent filing.

Seven CAD illustrations culled from the filing show a vehicle pulling cues from both current and first-gen NSXs with some S660 for good measure, AutoGuide notes. The illustrations are said to have been created in Honda’s U.S. design studio.

Based on is there, the model may likely have either a mid- or rear-engine layout; whether it will follow in the NSX’s hybrid tire tracks — a setup featuring a twin-turbo V6 and three electric motors good for 550 total horsepower — with its own version remains to be seen.

For now, though, this is close as anyone is going to get to a U.S.-market Beat or S2000 revival. It also wouldn’t be the first time Honda has contemplated such a vehicle, as the automaker has been working on similar designs since at least 2012.

[Image credit: Honda]

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  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Jun 12, 2015

    So I suppose that the US version would be an Acura. If they paint them all silver, you won't notice the beak.

  • Suto Suto on Jun 12, 2015

    I'm all for more small/light sports cars on the road, but who will buy them?