The most interesting car Honda currently makes isn’t the reborn NSX, or the Civic Type R, and it’s definitely not one of its hybrid hatchbacks or crossovers. It’s the Honda S660, a mid-engined baby roadster with a peppy engine in the middle, rear-wheel drive and a removable roof. And you can’t own one.
Konnichiwa, Honda S660! I picked this guy up earlier today and will be living with it for a few days. At last, you’ll get a Jalopnik Review of Honda’s new micro-sports car. As this is a car Japan selfishly keeps to itself and does not export (officially), tell me what you want to know more about it.
If we haven’t killed off the “Millennials don’t like cars” myth yet, I’m hoping this story will be the one that finishes it off. The Honda S660, the mid-engined baby roadster we fall deeper and deeper in love with every day, was spearheaded by a 26-year-old who is the youngest lead engineer in Honda history.
My torrid forbidden love affair with Honda’s JDM-only S660 Roadster has only intensified in recent days, and after watching this track test video, it shows no signs of slowing down.
I know it only has a 660cc turbo three-cylinder engine. I know that engine only puts down 66 horsepower. I don’t care. The Honda S660 looks like it could be a lot of fun under the right driving circumstances. Honda’s new baby roadster just launched in Japan, and here it is in production-spec.
There's been a roadster-sized hole in our hearts since the Honda S2000 went to the big racetrack in the sky, but now Honda is cooking up something that could fill that hole. Or not, because it's considerably smaller, less powerful, and probably not coming to the U.S.
Okay, Honda fanboys. Prepare your jimmies, they're about to get rustled. In addition to the (supposedly) forthcoming 2015 Acura NSX and the recently greenlit Honda S660 baby roadster, Honda is reportedly preparing an S2000 successor to slot between them — but it will be radically different from the last one.
One of the more appealing concepts to come from Honda in a long time was the Honda S660, the small, mid-engined roadster that debuted at last year's Tokyo Motor Show. Now we know it's been given the green light, and it will be made at the plant that produced its predecessor.