Earlier this year, we brought you a leaked brochure of the production Honda S660. Now, thanks to minkara, we have photographs of the kei-roadster sitting at a Japanese port in all its production-ready glory. Initially, previewed as a concept back at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the lightweight sports car has been designed as a form of throwback to the original Honda Beat roadster from the 90s.

As such, the production Honda S660 features a three-cylinder, mid-mounted, turbocharged petrol engine pumping out a modest 64 hp and 104 Nm of torque. Power goes to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual or a CVT transmission. While the power figures may appear minute, do keep in mind that the Honda S660 is expected to weigh less than 1,000 kg – allowing for a top speed of 140 km/h.

The production S660 retains quite a fair bit of the aesthetic quirks found on the concept such as the broad front grille flanked by upswept head lamps. Even the wheel design appears to mimic the concept with its spiral motif, albeit wrapped with thinner tyres. At the rear, the biggest change would include the move from a twin exhaust setup to a single, centrally-mounted layout.


Inside, the Honda S660 features a radically toned-down cabin from the concept’s with a CR-Z-inspired layout with its digital instrument cluster. A closer look at the centre console also reveals that the iPhone-esque screen has been replaced by a less laughable unit.

Potential good news might stem from circulating rumours on a possible export-variant of the S660. According to Car and Driver, sources close to Honda’s R&D department have revealed that the Japanese automaker has been actively testing out a more powerful, 1.0 litre version for the United States market, rumoured to be called the S1000. Any chance of that version landing here in the future?

GALLERY: Honda S660 Concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show