Fun in miniature format

Tokyo, March 31, 2015

With very little roadsters Honda established his now somewhat jaded automotive fame. Cars like the S500, S600 and S800 enthusiastic end of the 1960s, Americans and Europeans alike. Now is a reinterpretation in Japan continue this glorious times: the Honda S660.

Small but nice

As a study of the Honda S660 was already in the fall of 2013 at the Tokyo Motor Show, the production version of the design that was mitigated somewhat. The dimensions and technical data specifies the popular Japanese kei car class. More than 3.40 meters long and 1.48 meters wide, these vehicles may not be there. The engine capacity is 660 cubic centimeters, the maximum power 64 hp. Only then will there tax relief and the elimination of the requirement to prove a parking lot. Especially in the Japanese cities this is a definite advantage.

Small but charged

Nevertheless, a kei car can be fun, like the Honda S660 proves. His eponymous 660 - cubic - turbocharged three-cylinder is mounted mid-engine layout behind the driver. The force is transmitted to the rear wheels, the weight ratio is 45 to 55. A low center of gravity to make the S660 to the curve scratches, especially according to Honda, the response of the turbo has been refined. Optional stand for the power transmission, a six-speed manual gearbox or a CVT transmission ready, in the Sport mode seven gears are simulated and can be changed by paddles on the steering wheel. Consumption by Japanese standard with Honda 's 4.1 to 4.7 liters (depending on gear ) on.

As in go-kart

Inside, the driver will feel like in a go-kart, the diameter of the steering wheel is small 350 mm. The glass panel behind the two occupants can be electric powered. The roadster roof of the Honda S660 is rolled up and stored in the luggage compartment under the front hood. In Japan, the prices start at 15,373 euros converted that to 660 copies limited " Concept Edition" for the launch includes, among other things, leather seats, a dark red convertible top and an aluminum plate with the serial number inside. Your price: 18.483 € converted.

We want too!

Such a small jester as the Honda S660, we would hope in Europe also. Due to the Japanese RHD a tag for countries outside the British Isles would be expensive. But it is possible, as Daihatsu showed some years ago with the Copenhagen. He came first as a right-hand drive to Germany, but later got a larger 1.3-liter engine and the steering wheel on the " right" side . (rh)