Honda S660 Heading to Production Next Year


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.

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