Honda introduces Japan-bound 2015 S660 roadster
Honda has launched a brand new roadster called S660. Designed especially for the Japanese marketplace, the S660 was previewed with a thinly-veiled notion that bowed in the 2013 version of the Tokyo Motor Show.
Visually, the S660's general shape is similar to the Defeat, a convertible kei automobile built-in the early nineties, but-its front-end borrows a number of styling clues in the Acura NSX super-car that bowed in Detroit last January. As predicted, the creation version is almost identical to the theory but it's fitted with less futuristic-searching lights on both ends and somewhat revised fenders. Indoors, the generation edition of the twoseater loses the theory's futuristic dash and increases a more straightforward unit using an electronic device cluster. Aluminum pedals as well as a red pushbutton ignition apparently borrowed in the Civic Type-R include some flamboyance to the cockpit. Power comes from a mid-mounted turbocharged 660cc three-cylinder motor that makes 63 hp at 6,000 rpm and 77 pounds-ft. of torque at 2,600 rpm. That is maybe not much in writing, but it is loads in an automobile that weighs about 1,800 lbs in its lightest shape. Pulled from Honda's kei car-parts bin, the turbo three can be associated with both a six-speed manual-transmission or an optional CVT. The roadster is constructed by Yachigo Business Organization, a modest Honda-affiliated provider which has assembled a number of the auto-maker kei automobiles and trucks in the last couple of decades. It's likely to land in Honda showrooms across Japan in time for summer.
The S660 will battle head to head from the Daihatsu Copen. Honda's following roadster will not be be offered outside of its home nation with a three-cylinder, but rumours suggest the auto-maker will shoe-horn a somewhat bigger four-cylinder device in the motor bay, christen the rag-top S1000 and spread it in select markets around the globe. Nevertheless, U.S. revenue are unlikely due to the rag-top really miniature size.
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