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 |  May 07 2014, 7:06 AM

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Honda has reportedly green-lighted a new sports car; one designed for fun, but not necessarily performance.

First shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the Honda S660 concept will be built at the Yokkaichi factory, a facility owned by Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd. and builds compact cars for Honda. It is being reported that Yachiyo will be setting up to produce the S660 sometime in 2015 at the same factory that currently produces numerous kei cars for the Japanese automaker such as the Life, Vamos and Acty commercial vehicle.

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Little is known about the production Honda S660, but in concept form it featured a turbocharged three-cylinder powerplant 660-cc in size with 64 hp and 77 lb-ft of torque. The small powerplant is mated to a seven-speed CVT with paddles for shifting and the vehicle itself has 50:50 front-rear weight distribution. It has been speculated that if the S660 is exported to the U.S., it will likely be powered by a larger 1.0-liter turbocharged engine with upwards of 100 hp.

It is however, unknown whether or not the Japanese automaker plans on bringing the S660 to the U.S.

GALLERY: Honda S660 Concept Live Shots

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[Source: response.jp]

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  • Jamal

    I would totally buy one of these if they sold it in the US.

  • Sarah H

    It’s SOOOO cute!

  • Rickers

    It could use a K24

  • Shiratori1

    Crossing my fingers that the US will get this. It’s Kei car proportions make it a long shot though……….

  • Disqus11111

    100 HP? Total chick car.

  • Disqus11111

    Exactly why 99 out of 100 buyers will be women.

  • Jeff T

    Upwards of 100hp. Probably just as quick to walk to work.

  • Mick

    If it comes to North America is better be at least double or triple the power

  • Shiratori1

    ^ Just shows how ignorant people are when it comes to HP. You DON’T NEED 500HP in order to have a fun and sporty car. Don’t believe me, look at the history of Lotus.

  • Shiratori1

    Guess some people need 500HP in order quell their manhood insecurities.

  • Shiratori1

    Keep telling yourself that….

  • Jeff T

    Ya what are ferrari, porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, bugatti, BMW, Mercedes, infinity, audi, and Aston Martin thinking of! Madness! I enjoy burying the throttle on a high hp car. And it’s not to prove I’m a man, it’s just fun.