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GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
1/5/15 8:23 a.m.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/autoleaks-production-ready-honda-s660-revealed/

660cc engine, 6spd manual available, just over 1800lbs

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
1/5/15 8:38 a.m.

"Below is the spec sheet for those who can read kanji, hiragana or katakana:"

Does that mean that the author did not know what language it was written in, or are there three language in Japan, or three names for their characters? Either way, cool little car that we will never see.

moparman76_69
moparman76_69 UltraDork
1/5/15 8:41 a.m.

There are three parts to Japanese written language.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
1/5/15 8:47 a.m.

This car sucks. Needs at least 300hp.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker MegaDork
1/5/15 8:50 a.m.

Is that a '91 Honda Beat?

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
1/5/15 8:52 a.m.
Swank Force One wrote: This car sucks. Needs at least 300hp.

Actually according to Toyobaru math, 200hp should suffice

NOHOME
NOHOME SuperDork
1/5/15 8:55 a.m.

FWD or RWD?

If FWD it is a "Swing and a Miss".

If RWD it is a "Home-Run".

Either way, I can't see it ever arriving here with the current infatuation for mass and volume in our vehicles. With gas being virtually free nowadays, the only reason to own this little thing would be for fun. And that is not a compelling business-plan.

Basil Exposition
Basil Exposition Dork
1/5/15 8:58 a.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: Is that a '91 Honda Beat?

Or an updated Del Sol?

bravenrace
bravenrace MegaDork
1/5/15 8:59 a.m.

Its mid engine rear drive. There is really nothing new in the linked article except more specific specifications and the shape.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_S660

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
1/5/15 8:59 a.m.

Article says it's RWD. But now that you mention it, there probably is room in the front to do a dual-powertrain conversion...

NOHOME
NOHOME SuperDork
1/5/15 9:28 a.m.
bravenrace wrote: Its mid engine rear drive. There is really nothing new in the linked article except more specific specifications and the shape. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_S660

This intrigues me then!

Driven5
Driven5 HalfDork
1/5/15 9:39 a.m.
NOHOME wrote: With gas being virtually free nowadays...

This is a temporary condition that I expect should correct itself before the the first one rolls off the assembly line.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
1/5/15 9:42 a.m.
Driven5 wrote:
NOHOME wrote: With gas being virtually free nowadays...

This is a temporary condition that I expect should correct itself before the the first one rolls off the assembly line.

Yep I wouldn't count on it lasting long. In fact now is the perfect time to buy an EV so you'll be ready when expensive gas comes back with a vengeance.

Still paying close to $7/gal myself.

NOHOME
NOHOME SuperDork
1/5/15 9:42 a.m.

Most of the NA public is not able to base their though process on events that far in the future.

Matt B
Matt B SuperDork
1/5/15 9:48 a.m.

Here's hoping they bring it stateside with the liter motor mentioned. Not holding my breath though.

ultraclyde
ultraclyde SuperDork
1/5/15 9:49 a.m.

I can see the appeal of something like this (at least with the bigger motor) but good lord that's an ugly drawing. Let's hope that it looks (A LOT) better in the flesh.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
1/5/15 9:52 a.m.

Here's how the concept looks:

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
1/5/15 10:03 a.m.

We'll never see it in the USA.

ProDarwin
ProDarwin UberDork
1/5/15 10:07 a.m.
Swank Force One wrote: This car sucks. Needs at least 300hp.

This. Also 80mpg. And a 2 more seats and a hatchback.

Also, I don't know what it costs, but it should cost less.

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke Dork
1/5/15 10:11 a.m.

Augh! What did they do to the poor cr-z? It looks..Not good.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
1/5/15 10:19 a.m.
moparman76_69 wrote: There are three parts to Japanese written language.

Not to derail the thread, but really? Wow. How does that work? I am fascinated. I will have to do some Googling.

fidelity101
fidelity101 SuperDork
1/5/15 10:34 a.m.

its just a kei car, like the Suzuki cappuccino

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/5/15 10:36 a.m.
Swank Force One wrote: This car sucks. Needs at least 300hp.

Didn't people say the same thing about the 1990 Miata?

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
1/5/15 10:40 a.m.
David S. Wallens wrote:
Swank Force One wrote: This car sucks. Needs at least 300hp.

Didn't people say the same thing about the 1990 Miata?

Yes. That's why i cross-shopped a huge land barge and bought it instead. Because it had power.

Driven5
Driven5 HalfDork
1/5/15 11:03 a.m.
David S. Wallens wrote:
Swank Force One wrote: This car sucks. Needs at least 300hp.

Didn't people say the same thing about the 1990 Miata?

Did they? In 1990, 300hp was still a lot. As sad as it was, between the Mustang, Camaro, 911 (non-turbo), and Corvette (non-ZR1), none were making more than 250hp...And that's not even factoring in weight.

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